Praised as a singer of “exquisite clarity” and “virtuosity,” lyric soprano Misook Yun has performed in Italy, Austria, South Korea, and the U.S.
An accomplished operatic performer, Ms. Yun has appeared in the roles of Mimi, Cio Cio San, Nedda, Tosca, Santuzza, Micaela, Adina High Priestess in Aida, and Violetta. As a concert soloist, Yun’s major performances include Chants d'Auvergne, Elijah, Faure’s Requiem, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Schubert Mass in G, Mozart’s Requiem, Magnificat, Haydn’s The Creation, Four Last Songs (Strauss), Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and Messiah. She performed with companies including Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Fort Collins, Rogue Opera, Opera Western Reserve, Bayshore Lyric Opera, Valley Lyric Opera, Opera Circle, Eugene Opera, and Youngstown Opera Guild.
Yun won the audience choice award at the Classical Singer Convention in May 2010 in New York City. Her other competition winnings include the Northwest Regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition, and first prize in the Paul and Lillian Petri Scholarship Competition which enable her to go study abroad in Austria and Italy. Yun's competition winnings include the Northwest Regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition,, the concerto competition at the University of Oregon, and first prize of the Paul & Lillian Petri Scholarship Competition which enabled her to study in Italy and Austria during the summer of 1997. She has also been a semi-finalist in the Vera Scammon International Vocal Competition, and the audience choice award at the Classical Singer Convention in May 2010 in New York City.
Yun has studied and coached with Mark Beudert, Tae-Hee Cho, Eun-Kyung Kim, Gregory Mason, Lorenzo Malfatti, Robert McIver, James Miller, and Milagro Vargas, and as well as participated in masterclasses with Martina Arroyo, Marcia Baldwin, Vera Scammon, and Norman Shetler.
An accomplished pedagogue, she has taught at the University of Oregon as a Graduate Teaching Fellow for six years, Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon for four years, and Kyung-Ghi Night School in Korea for two years. At Youngstown State University, she has taught the courses of Italian/English Diction, German Diction, French Diction, Vocal Pedagogy and Applied Voice. In the summer of 2004, she was one of the twelve National Association of Teachers of Singing interns chosen through out the North America.
Dr. Yun is a professor at the Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University.