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Sooah Park

Sooah Park

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Degrees

Doctor of Musical Arts
     University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Master of Music
     University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Bachelor of Music
     Eastman School of Music, 2002

Biography

DR. SOOAH PARK is an active opera performer whose roles include Oscar, Countess, Susanna, Michaela, Salud, Boy, Pamina, Antonia, and Goldentrill. Houston Arts Week praised her Oscar from Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, “Sooah Park shines as Oscar, and her singing is utterly delightful.” Houston Chronicle commented, “Sooah Park is excellent as Oscar the page and provides comic relief throughout the opera with her bright coloratura and her fine acting.”

Dr. Park’s performance experience includes a broad array of musical idioms and styles. She has performed in the countries of Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Finland, and South Korea. She also appears frequently as a soloist in concerts and oratorios in Austin, Brownsville, and Houston communities. In recent seasons, she sang as a soprano soloist in Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass and participated in a complete Mahler song recital.

She is also an avid recitalist. She has most recently performed a recital at the College Music Society regional conference in which she presented selections by Korngold and Marx.

Dr. Park’s vocal talent was recognized at 2007 Lois Alba Aria Competition where she was a finalist. Dr. Park was also awarded Honorable Mention and 3rd prize for National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition in 2005 and 2002.

Dr. Park was an adjunct voice faculty at the University of Texas at Brownsville from 2010 to 2012. She holds a Doctoral and a Master of Music degree from the Butler School of Music and her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Eastman School of Music. She studied with Rose Taylor at the University of Texas at Austin. Her former teachers include William McIver, Irene Gubrud, and Masako Toribara. She worked with Teresa Zylis-Gara, Grace Bumbrey, Mary Dunleavy, Renee Fleming, and Lucy Schaufer in Master Classes at the University of Texas at Austin.

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