Oct 072008
 

Dong-Hyun Son, a native of South Korea, has directed church choirs, junior choirs, community choirs, and college choirs for almost twenty years in Korea and the United States.  He earned his Bachelor’s of Music degree from the Busan National University, in Busan, South Korea in 1999.  He also received certificates of choral conducting from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire Summer School in 2003 and from the Busan Presbyterian University Continuing Education Center in 2005. Currently, he is in graduate school, studying Choral Conducting with Dr. Hae-Jong Lee and working as a graduate assistant at Youngstown State University, in Youngstown, Ohio. He is serving as the assistant conductor of three choirs including Dana Chorale, University Chorus, and Women’s Chorus.  He has also worked as the assistant choral conductor of the Dana Vocal Clinic (2007) and the Stambaugh Community Choir (2008-present), and has served as the assistant chorus master for Opera Western Reserve’s production of Rigoletto in 2007.  He has been the choral director at the Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Cleveland since 2006.  He has many teaching experiences as well as choral conducting experiences. In South Korea, he taught music classes as a full-time music teacher in Nam-Sung Private Elementary School until he left 2006.  He has taught various styles of music, ranging from vocal and choral, to keyboard music; he has also taught music theory and history in a variety of settings. In addition, Dong-Hyun has taught many different types of people, including men and women, young and old. Now, he is looking into doctoral programs in choral conducting.  He is interested in performing not only classical choral compositions, but also jazz music and other contemporary avant-garde styles.