Judson International Summer Music Institute Hosts Conductors' Workshop and Concert on June 1
(Elgin, IL - May 22, 2013) The Judson International Summer Music Institute, headed by Dr. Sojung Hong, will be hosting a week-long Conductors’ Workshop this summer, culminating in a free concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 in the Marjorie Thulin Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
The Judson community and public are invited to attend this performance, which will give three conducting students from South Korea an opportunity to implement their new training and knowledge by conducting a string orchestra. The orchestra will consist of Judson adjunct music professors, Elgin Symphony Orchestra members as well as student musicians, performing portions of Dvorak’s Serenade in E Major and Tchaikovsky’s complete Serenade for Strings in C Minor, both lovely works for string orchestra.
The Judson International Summer Institute began six years ago as a platform for bringing Korean students to the United States to experience Western music and culture. This year, Dr. Ikyu Kim will bring three of his advanced conducting students to Judson from South Korea to participate in several workshops being taught by Dr. Warren Anderson and Dr. Ernest Gross. Following the week of workshops, rehearsals and the concluding concert on June 1, the workshop attendees will spend a few days exploring downtown Chicago. This Summer Institute not only provides a rich cross-cultural experience for Korean musicians seeking Western musical experience, but it also gives the Judson Community an opportunity to offer hospitality and friendship to our Asian brothers and sisters in Christ. Dr. Hong’s desire is to expand the International Summer Music Institute to include other sending countries, including perhaps China.