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

September, 2016

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. 

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