Adjunct Instructor of Music
Academic Area: Voice
DMA in Vocal Performance, University of North Texas, in progress
MM in Vocal Performance, Southern Methodist University
BM in Vocal Performance, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
A native of South Korea, tenor Kwan Kyun Joo has appeared professionally as a soloist on the opera, oratorio and recital stage. Roles include Rodolfo in La Bohème, Alfredo in La Traviata, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don José in Carmen, Vašek in The Bartered Bride, and Tito in La Clemenza di Tito. Oratorio experience includes Bach’s Mass in b Minor, Beethoven’s Symphony #9, Puccini’s Gloria, Mozart Requiem, Mozart Coronation Mass, Verdi Requiem at Bass Hall, Fort Worth, and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with symphonies in Texas, including the Texarkana Symphony, Allen Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, UNT Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus, UTA Symphony Orchestra, Plano Civic Chorus, The Texas Voices, and CTS (Christian Television System) Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. Joo is a doctoral candidate (ABD) at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton. Mr. Joo holds the Artist Diploma from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He earned his master’s degree in voice performance from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.
He is also a voice faculty member at Texas Woman’s University and University of Texas at Arlington. His experience at TWU includes directing opera scenes performances and full productions, Die Zauberflöte, The Tender Land, and The Telephone. He also serves as choir conductor at Binnerri Presbyterian Church in Richardson, Texas.