NDSU Music Welcomes Kang
August 28, 2012
NDSU Music welcomes Dr. Cecilia Kang as assistant professor of clarinet. Most recently an instructor at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Kang is an active international performer and clinician.
"I feel very lucky to join the wonderful NDSU Department of Music this year," states Kang. "I am inspired by the talented and genuinely thoughtful faculty, greatly motivated students and everyone’s strive for artistry. I look forward to many wonderful collaborations here!"
Kang’s career has taken her to numerous countries, including Sweden, Norway, Austria, Germany, South Korea, and China, to name a few. She is a laureate of the Canadian Music Competition and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life Competition. As a chamber musician, Kang has collaborated with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. She has been the featured performer for many ensembles, including the Brave New Works Contemporary Ensemble, the Luzerne Chamber Players, and the Guelph Symphony Orchestra.
Kang’s creative programming and interdisciplinary collaborations integrate music with multimedia, electronics, dance and visual arts genres and has been well received by audiences throughout North America. As a scholar, her research explores the innovative role of musicians in cultural diplomacy and in the public humanities.
Kang received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music from the University of Southern California.