Kyoung Cho, soprano, is a teacher and singer of international recognition and reputation. Music critics praised her performances as "Sublimely beautiful, transcendent, serene, dazzling, and heavenly".
She has performed in solo concert works at several prestigious stages in the US, Italy, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, France, Israel, China, Canada, and her native Korea and some of these included appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Kennedy Center.
She is also in high demand as a voice teacher and pedagogue. Her students have been accepted to prestigious graduate programs including Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Yale University, and Mannes College of Music to name a few.
Prior to her current appointment at USF, Dr. Cho served at the State University of New York at Fredonia and Luther College. She has also taught at several prominent summer music programs including the Vianden International Music Festival and Nei Stëmmen Vocal Institute in Luxembourg.
She presents master classes in the US and abroad, including recent appearances at: the Universities in Alaska, North Carolina, Luxembourg, Korea, and China.
As a pioneer in research of Korean Art Songs, she has presented a number of lectures, concerts, and lecture-recitals in the US and several other countries. Her CD recordings have been produced in Italy, Korea, and the US under SonArt, KukJe, and Centaur labels to critical claims from all three countries.
Dr. Cho holds degrees from the Yonsei University in Korea, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Memphis with the extended opera study from Yale University School of Music and Israel International Vocal Institute.