Soprano, Sun-Joo Oh has earned a loyal following from audiences throughout the country
with her charm and vocal agility. Her lyric-coloratura roles have received dazzling
reviews from critics everywhere. In Columbia, South Carolina, the Free Times praised
Sun-Joo Oh's Messiah performance: "Sun-Joo Oh, really let the light shine through
with a bright, clean and stylish technique" and for her operatic role as Musetta in
La Bohéme: "Sun-Joo Oh's Musetta was sassy, sexy and vocally stunning." Sun-Joo's
other operatic appearances include The Queen of the Night (Magic Flute), Norina (Don
Pasquale), Musetta (La Bohéme), Miss Silverpeal and Madame Goldentrill (The Impresario),
and Ernestine (Monsieur Choufleuri).
On the orchestral stage, Sun-Joo expresses her strong spiritual inspiration in works
such as Brahms's Requiem, Haydn's Creation, Beethoven's Mass in C Major, Mozart's
Requiem, Vivaldi's Gloria, and Handel's Messiah, Theofanidis' Here and Now. She is
in demand as a soloist with symphonies both here and abroad.
A popular recitalist, Sun-Joo's programs feature a wide spectrum of literature which
appeals to many nationalities, particularly aficionados of Baroque and Contemporary
music. She has given recitals throughout the eastern United States, Europe, Brazil,
and her native South Korea.
Sun-Joo Oh is currently Associate Professor of Voice at East Tennessee State University
in Johnson City, Tennessee. She received both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music
in vocal performance from Sungshin's Women's University in Seoul, Korea. She studied
in Rome, Italy, and received a Diploma from AIDA Accademia. Upon completing her master's
degree, Sun-Joo toured Italy and Germany, eventually landing in Boston, where she
earned a Graduate Performance Certificate from the Boston Conservatory. Sun-Joo received
her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina.