To kick off the month of October, the University of Mount Union’s
Department of Music will present Misook Yun, Alice Wang and Sophia van
der Westhuizen in a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October
7 in Presser Recital Hall.
Soprano Misook Yun is a full-time music professor at Youngstown State
University as well as an accomplished operatic performer and major
concert soloist. A renowned singer of “exquisite clarity” and
“virtuosity,” Yun has showcased her talents across the U.S., Italy,
Austria and South Korea. In 2010, Yun received the audience choice award
at the Classical Singers Convention.
Alice Wang, a clarinet performer and assistant professor of clarinet
at Youngstown State University, has been described as “lively and
assuring” and “having fast and intricate finger work.” Wang has been a
featured soloist with the Ohio District V Honor Band and the W.D.
Packard Concert Band. She is also a member of the Youngstown Symphony
Orchestra and often performs with the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra.
South African pianist Sophia van der Westhuizen is a piano teacher at
Youngstown State University and an international performer as well. Her
“exceptional pianism through evocative coloring” has allowed her to
perform internationally as a soloist, collaborative pianist and as part
of the Westhuizen Duo. The duos’ performances have been broadcast
worldwide on the radio.
Presser Recital Hall is located within Cope Music Hall, which stands
on the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street, across from the Campus
This event is free and open to the public. For more information,
contact the Mount Union College Department of Music at (330) 823-2180.