2023-2024 Concert Season
We are glad to announce that the 11th WCS Vocal Academy class will be open on Saturday, June 17th, 2023. WCS is resuming classes in person now. If you want to register, click here and email firstname.lastname@example.org after filling out the form.
Please contact 703-728-3339 (Seong Nam) if you have any questions.
"눈 부시게 푸르른 날에"
"On A Bright & Blue Autumn Day"
∎Meet the Performers
Min Jin, tenor
- Associate Professor of Voice at Towson University
- DMA (Voice), Eastman School of Music
- MM (Voice), Mannes School of Music
- Debut at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center
- Member of the National Teachers Association
- Music Director of the Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church
Tenor Dr. Min Jin has a versatile and wide-ranging career as a leading operatic tenor, recitalist, conductor, and voice professor. Praises for his easy lyricism, emotional intensity, and extraordinary top notes, Dr. Jin has delighted audiences throughout the world.
His virtuoso singing has taken him to many of the major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. His opera performances include the leading tenor roles in La Boheme, Rigoletto, Carmen, Otello, La Rondine, Lucia di Lammermoor, Romeo et Juliette, L’elisir d’amore, Manon, Werther, and several other roles with the New Jersey State Opera, Ann Arbor Opera, Aspen Opera, Rochester Mercury Opera, Dicapo Opera, NY Touring Opera, Academic Opera, Mannes Opera, Eastman Opera, PoHang Opera and Kwangju City Opera. He also performed with numerous regional orchestras on the East Coast and the Midwest.
Dr. Jin currently works as Division Leader and Associate Professor of voice at Towson University in Maryland.
Seong Won Nam, tenor
- Adjunct Assistant Professor at George Mason School of Music
- Member of the Washington National Opera
- Member of the American Guild of Musical Artists
- President of the Christian Classical Singers
- Artistic Director of the Washington Concert Society
Professor Seong Won Nam is a professional lyric tenor, with a broad background of experience in performance, teaching, leadership, and support. He is well known in the Washington DC area as a focused, dedicated artist and teacher. Seong is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia, where he supports the vocal music program at George Mason University through personal instruction, evaluation, and curriculum development. In fifteen seasons with the Washington National Opera, Mr. Nam has performed in well over 450 performances. His area leading roles have included Duca (Rigoletto), Faust (Faust), Romeo (Roméo et Juliette), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Macduff (Macbeth), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and Nemorino (L’Elisir D’Amore). In addition to these engagements, Mr. Nam is one of founders of the Christian Classical Singers, a group of professional Korean male singers and is the Artistic Director of the Washington Concert Society, a non-profit organization.
Yoonsoo Shin, tenor
- Keimyung University School of Music (BA)
- Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Artist Diploma
- University of Maryland School of Music, Masters of Music.
- Music Director of SeMeHahn Presbyterian Church
- Member of the Christian Classical Singers
Tenor Yoonsoo Shin holds an Artist Diploma from Indiana University and master’s degree from the University of Maryland where he studied under distinguished artists including Giorgio Tozzi and Dominic Cossa. He has received numerous awards from prestigious competitions such as a study grant with the Licia Albanese Puccinni Foundation, a winner of the Liederkranz Foundation for Voice Competition and a national semi-finalist for the Metropolitan National Opera Competition Auditions. Mr. Shin performed the role of the Duke as a young artist with the Merola program at San Francisco Opera. He has gone on to perform at various leading opera companies in the United States including, Toledo Opera, Cleveland Opera, New York City Opera, Seoul Art Center and San Francisco Opera Merola program and has performed roles such as Rodolfo, Tito, Ferrando, Edgardo, Rinuccio, Ismaele, Pinkerton, Duke, Tamino, Des Grieux and Hoffmann.
William Chang, piano
- Faculty Member of Montgomery College in Germantown, MD
- Choir Director of One Body Church, VA
- Piano Instructor of Blackrock Center for the Arts
- Accompanist of the Christian Classical Singers
- DMA (piano), University of Maryland
- MM (piano), Peabody Conservatory of Music
Dr. William Chang received DMA degree from University of Maryland at College Park. He studied with Ms. Larissa Dedova and chamber music with Ms. Rita Sloan. Also, he studied at Peabody Conservatory of Music for MM degree and at Toho School of Music in Tokyo, Japan for BM degree. He has performed in Japan, Korea, and USA including the Carnegie Recital Hall in NY City. He is currently teaching at Montgomery College and Blackrock Center for the Arts in MD, and Choir Director at One Body Church in VA. His teachers include Boris Slutsky, Marian Hahn, Seth knopp, Yasusi Hirose, Shuku Iwasaki, and Akira Miyoshi.
Ellen Bokyung Suh, piano
- MM, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
- BM, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
- Teaching Assistant in Piano/Keyboard Department at Peabody
- Accompanist at Peabody Conservatory and Preparatory
- Lillian Gutman Memorial Prize Recipient
- Lillian Hirschmann Konowitz Memorial Scholarship Recipient
As an active soloist and collaborative pianist, Ellen Suh has performed throughout the United States and Korea. Ms. Suh has appeared in venues such as Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall, Korean Embassy, An die Musik, Miriam A. Friedberg Hall, and many others. She has received a number of prizes and awards at competitions and schools including Maryland State Music Teachers Association, Friday Morning Music Club Piano Competition and Peabody Institute. Ms. Suh has earned a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and master’s degree in piano performance/pedagogy from Peabody, where she was awarded a graduate assistantship with a full scholarship in the piano/keyboard department.