2016 - 2017
NCKP Scholarship Award and Research Poster Presentation
July 26-29, 2017, Lombard, IL
So Jung has been accepted as a recipient of a full-tuition waiver to attend the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, July 26-29, 2017, in Lombard, IL.
In addition, So Jung's research proposal "Compositional and Performing Strategies in Works for Piano Solo by Carl Vine" has been selected to be one of 21 posters presented at the 2017 NCKP.
Illinois Summer Youth Music
June 18-24, 2017 Advanced Piano
So Jung is invited to join the Illinois Summer Youth Music during Summer 2017.
The 2017 Christine Bane Kefferstan Classical Competition
June 3-4, 2017, West Virginia University
So Jung did get honorable mention in the 2017 Christine Bane Kefferstan Classical Competition.
Carnegie Hall Debut
March 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm
So Jung will make her Carnegie Hall Debut on Sunday, March 26, 2017 as a First Place Winner of the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music 2016.
The Third San Juan International Piano Festival in Puerto Rico
January 5 to 10, 2017 in San Juan, PR
So Jung is invited to the Third San Juan International Piano Festival in Puerto Rico.
Piano Solo Recital
November 27, 2016, 5:00 PM, Smith Recital Hall
So Jung will be giving her piano solo recital in the Smith Recital Hall.
Illinois State Music Teachers Association Conference
November 5-6, 2016
So Jung will give a presentation in ISMTA conference at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL.
University of Illinois Piano Laboratory Program
So Jung is newly appointed as a Lead Instructor and Coordinator at the University of Illinois Piano Laboratory Program, starting from Fall 2016.
Dr. So Jung Kwak, Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature
April 27, 2016
From now on, So Jung is called Dr. So Jung Kwak. It has been a terrific musical journey with inspirational professors and supportive friends at the School of Music, UIUC.
Last DMA Recital
April 26, 2016 6:00 pm
So Jung will be giving her last DMA recital in Smith Recital Hall. Open to the Public.
UIUC MTNA Recital
April 23, 2016 1:00 pm, Smith Memorial Room
It has been an amzing journey as a president of UIUC MTNA Student Chapter.
Masterclass with pianist Matthew McCright
April 12, 2016 3:00 pm, Music Building Room 59
So Jung is invited to play for a masterclass of the Composers' Forum at University of Illinois. She will play the first movement of Sonata No. 2 by Carl Vine.
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