Arthur J Levy
Arthur J Levy is on the faculty of Mannes College of Music and formerly as well, Manhattan School of Music in New York City; he has been a vocal consultant and master class teacher at the Glimmerglass Opera and the Roundabout Theatre and has taught at the State University of New York at Purchase, and at the opera house in Stuttgart, Germany. He is also a faculty member at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, in Waimea, Hawaii. Mr. Levy has also taught singers in the Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Development Program. He works with singers who appear in all the major opera houses of the world, including great world renowned MET tenor Yonghoon Lee and lyric tenor Charles Castronovo, and a number of Tony award winning Musical Theatre performers. He has appeared on CBS 60 Minutes, with his student Audra Mcdonald and internationallyrenowned singers as Elizabeth Futral, Hao Jiang Tian, James Valenti, William Burden, Ricardo Rivera, Won Whi Choi, Stephen Powell, and Broadway star Marin Mazzie, In the music theatre world he has worked and coached such luminary theatre and movie stars as Stockard Channing, Meryl Streep, Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leah Michelle (of “Glee”) He has performed as tenor soloist in both opera and oratorio and is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and has had additional studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Praised for her “unexpected splendid and subtlety plus beautiful, refined sound & phrase” (Russell Sherman), pianist Yoon-Wha Roh has been appearing as a celebrated soloist with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, New Jersey Garden State Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Korean Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul National Symphony Orchestra, Sungnam Philharmonic Orchestra, and New York Classical Symphony Orchestra. She has also been featured in Korean monthly music magazines, <Eumak Journal> and <The Piano>, for her orchestra performances and interviews. She has won awards and special prizes from Manhattan International Music Competition, National Artists Competition, Bradshaw & Buono Competition, Piano Texas Concerto Competition, and Hakata Fukuoka International Piano Competition among others.
Other notable performances have been presented at the Carnegie Weil Recital Hall, Lincoln Center Bruno Walter Auditorium, Seoul Arts Center IBK and Recital Hall, Aspen Harris Concert Hall, New York Steinway Hall, Jordan Hall, and Barnes Hall in Cornell University. She has appeared in major music festivals including Prague Music Performance, Aspen Music Festival, GMMFS, Piano Texas International Academy & Festival, Schlern International Music Festival, Banff Center, New Paltz International Summer Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and International Keyboard Institute & Festival. Her international appearances include performances in Prague, Italy, Spain, Brazil, and South Korea.
Active as a chamber musician, Roh has served as a pianist in several ensembles such as Palouse Trio, Selway Trio, Cipriani Trio, and Baltimore Trio. She is also active as a clinician and competition judge. She has served as a jury for Manhattan International Music Concours, East Coast International Competition, and New York International Music Concours. Roh has received Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition Award, New Jersey Senator Raymond J. Lesniak Award, and Certificate of Achievement from the Mayor of New Jersey, Bergen County.
Roh holds Doctor of Music in Piano Performance and Literature, with minors in theory and art administration from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She recently joined Washington State University as Faculty Artist Teacher of Piano, also serving as the Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy Lab School. Previously, she has taught at the University of Idaho, Towson University, Phillips Academy of Andover, and New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and Continuing Education. She is an active member of College Music Society and Music Teachers National Association.
B.M., Yonsei University; M.M., New England Conservatory; Performance Diploma, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University; D.M., Indiana University.
Principal teachers: Victor Rosenbaum, Alexander Shtarkman, Christopher Harding and Arnaldo Cohen.
Dr. Yoon-Wha Roh
Hailed by Sarasota Herald-Tribune as “remarkably skillful performances”, Pianist Dr. Hyun Ju Jang has performed on many international stages. Dr. Jang has appeared as a soloist with the Kwachon Philharmonic, Gunpo Philharmonic, Eurasian Chamber Orchestra, Seoul National University Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Yale Chamber Orchestra, Summit Music Festival Orchestra, UConn Symphony Orchestra, Willimantic orchestra, as well as the Lublin Orchestra in Poland. She has also performed at the Norfolk Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Beethoven Institute, International Keyboard Institute at Mannes, Tenerife Music Festival in Spain, International Music Academy in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Italy, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium, WQXR, Scandinavia House, Permanent mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York, and the Kumho Young Artist Solo Series in South Korea. As a member of Quartet Unlimited, JKL Trio, and Trio Etereo, she has performed in various renowned venues in United States, Europe, and Asia. She has also worked with international artists such as Yefin Bronfman, Eteri Andjaparidze, Robert Levin, Anton Kuerti, David Shifrin, Stephen Clapp, Boris Berman, and Peter Frankl.
Dr. Jang was the first-prize winner of the Summit Music Festival Concerto Competition in Tarrytown, NY, as well as the UConn Concerto Competition and the Seoul National University Concerto Competition. She won the Segye Ilbo (World News) Competition, the Chosun Ilbo (Korean Newspaper) Competition, the Korean Duo Competition, and the Seoul Symphony Orchestra Competition. She was also the recipient of Elizabeth Parisot Prize at Yale University, awarded to an outstanding pianist, and of EB Storrs scholarship Award from the Musical Club of Hartford.
Dr. Jang holds a Bachelor degree in piano performance from the Seoul National University, a Master degree from the Mannes School of Music, and an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. After graduation, she served as an assistant to her dear mentor Claude Frank and worked as a staff pianist at Yale University. In 2016, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Connecticut. Since 2010, Dr. Jang has worked for the Morse Academy Summer Festival at Yale, John C. Daniels School of International Communication, Community School of Arts at UConn, and the BLYAP Summer Music Festival as a piano faculty. She currently resides in New Jersey, and works at Mannes Prep.
Dr. Hyun Ju Jang
Oboist, Matt Sullivan has performed extensively on four continents and is recognized internationally as both a virtuoso performer and teacher, as well as an important advocate for the modern oboe. The New York Times has praised his "gorgeously lyrical playing" and the New Yorker has called his inventive performances "the cutting edge". As composer, his innovative works created for oboe, English horn and digital horn, along with his solo and chamber music performances and Compact Discs, have been featured on National Public Radio and on Voice of America. In addition to his active teaching and solo recital schedule, he is a member of Musicians' Accord, the Richardson Chamber Players (Princeton University), the Westchester Chamber Orchestra, First Avenue - the electro acoustic trio and The Weekend of Chamber Music Festival in Sullivan County New York.
Professor Sullivan is a Performing Artist for Boosey & Hawkes musical Instruments and plays exclusively on Buffet Oboes.
Most recently awarded the silver medal for Outstanding Achievement in the 2018 Global Music Awards, Matthew Kim, a sponsored artist by the Korea Total Economic Institute, is currently active as a trumpet soloist and clinician on an international level. As a piccolo trumpet specialist, his most recent highlights include performances and clinics in Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, and the U.S, performing under contract with the Tool Music Management in South Korea.
Trumpeter Matthew Kim has performed in major venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Charles W. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul Arts Center, Kumho Art Hall, and Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. He is also a current representative of Conn-Selmer Bach as a Trumpet Artist, GR Mouthpieces as a Performing Artist, Tom Crown Trumpet Mute as a World Performing Artist, and LefreQue U.S. as a Performing Artist. He was invited as an artist to the 2nd annual Bill Adams International Trumpet Festival held in Oklahoma.
Matthew was a prize winner of numerous competitions including the American Protégé International Professional Concerto Competition, the Music Association Korea National Competition, the Music Association Korea National Competition, Seoul National University Wind Competition, Kyung-won University National Wind Competition, and Korean National Youth Ensemble Competition. He is also a two-time semi-finalist in the U.S National Trumpet Competition.
As an orchestral performer, he was the principal trumpet of the Richardson Symphony Orchestra in Dallas, TX and principal trumpet of the Oklahoma Civic Orchestra in Norman, OK. He was also selected as a musician of the prestigious Tongyeong International Music Festival Orchestra. Matthew Kim is a sought-after chamber musician, having frequently performed as the leader of renowned brass quintets such as the Virginia Brass Ensemble, Baltimore Brass Ensemble, Brass Line, and the Seoul National University Brass Quintet.
Matthew received his Bachelor of Music from Seoul National University and Graduate the Peabody Conservatory. He is former faculty at the Manhattan Arts Center in Kansas. He is currently Artist in Residence at Hope International University in California.
In high demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist, collaborative artist, orchestral flutist and teacher, Kristyn performed and gave master classes throughout the U.S. and Asia at prestigious institutions including Sejong University, Sangmyung University, Songkhla Rajabhat University, St. Andrew's Junior College, Singapore Chinese Girls' School, University of North Texas, University of Central Oklahoma, Tarleton State University, and Texas A&M University Commerce. She has performed internationally at major venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Seoul Arts Hall, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, and Murchison Performing Arts Center among many more. Kristyn Son is a LefreQue Artist, and sponsored artist by the Korea Total Economic Institute. She served as an Artist Instructor at the Northeastern State University and Instructor of Flute at Kansas State University. Dr. Son is currently an Artist-in-residence at Hope International University.
Kristyn was the winner of 2017 National Flute Association’s Convention Performer’s Competition. She also was the First Prize winner of the 2014 Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition and Best Performance of Newly Commissioned Piece. As a winner of the competition, she was invited as a Guest Artist of the 2015 Texas Flute Society Festival. In addition, Dr. Son is a top prize winner of the South Carolina Flute Society Young Artist Competition, Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artist Competition, Kentucky Flute Society Young Artist Competition, American Protégé International Flute Competition, Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition, and Mid-Atlantic Flute Society Young Artist Competition, Korea Flute Competition, Seoul Flute Competition, and the Ewha and Kyunghyang Concours.
Active as an international soloist across the United States and Asia, Dr. Son has appeared as a concerto soloist with the University of the North Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Landon Symphonette, the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Seoul Academy Orchestra.
Dr. Son received a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory, Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas, where she served as a teaching fellow from 2012-2015. She was the recipient of the Wells Fargo Scholarship, UNT Graduate Assitantship Tuition Scholarship, and Toulouse Graduate School Awards for Academic Achievements. Her principal teachers include Anne Diener Zentner, Marina Piccinini, Marya Martin, and Mary Karen Clardy.
Dr. Kristyn Son
Distinguished for her charisma and communicative power, cellist DoYeon Kim is an award winning soloist and collaborative artist, performing across North America and her native country, South Korea. Currently an assistant principal of the Washington Chamber Orchestra, DoYeon Kim just completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati and recently joined the faculty at the Ocean County College.
As a soloist, Dr. Kim made her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie as the first prize winner of the 2016 American Protégé International Strings and Piano Competition. She performed with the Bayview Music Festival Orchestra and the Acronym Baroque among others, and was featured as a guest artist at a chamber series, Close Encounters With Music in Great Barrington.
A passionate collaborative musician, she is a founding member of The Solemn Ensemble (project-based with living composers) and a member of Dante Deo Trio founded at the Eastman School of Music in 2013. And she was invited as a full scholarship fellow of the 5th New Mexico Chamber Music Festival in 2017- 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recently, The solemn Ensemble made a New York debut at Carnegie Stern Hall Auditorium collaborating with International Solo Guitarist, Nemanja Bogunovic. Highlights of her chamber music experience include collaborations with members of prestigious ensembles such as Ying, American, Shanghai, Ariel, and Cavani quartets.
Dr. Kim is the first prize winner of the Adrian Boyer Competition, The International Music Competition "2017 Rome Grand Prize Virtuoso”, the 34th Music Education Journal Competition, and the Grand Rapids Federation of Musicians Madura Scholarship Competition. DoYeon currently holds the position of Faculty and Music Coordinator at the Berkshire High Peaks Music Festival (formerly known as Catskill High Peaks Music Festival) and serves on the teaching artist at the Paterson Music Project and the New Jersey Youth Symphony, which are El Sistema inspired programs that provide intensive, low-tuition musical training to students.
Dr. Kim received her Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance at the University of Cincinnati under Yehuda Hanani, Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in the studio of Alan Harris, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati during which she worked as a teaching assistant.