New music director chosen for the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus

(Sosun Suh, the new Director of the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus. Photo: Sosun Suh)

The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus (WOLC) will be under the very skilled direction of their new music director — Sosun Suh, a resident of Kanata.

With all Chorus members providing input to the search of a new director and guidance from the Executive Committee, the five-member Search Committee were conscientious in arriving at the final decision.

Sosun’s educational accreditations exemplified the qualities the WOLC were seeking. Sosun received her Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Music Education in Seoul, South Korea, prior to her decision to immigrate to Canada. In Canada, Sosun received certification in Early Childhood Music Education (ECME) from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and recently received a Master of Religious Education at University of Toronto.

Sosun’s vast experience in musical direction and teaching will undoubtedly ensure the continued creativity with which the WOLC perform. Sosun was the musical director for the Canadian Military Wives Choir in Petawawa for four years and led a children’s choir for 10 years. She was also the pianist at Mt. Zion United Church in Pembroke for three years. Sosun has conducted since 11-years old at schools, in communities and churches. Since 2006, she has taught music in both public and private schools in Toronto, Winnipeg and Petawawa. Currently, she is a music instructor at Music Garden Ottawa and Korean Cultural Centre in Ottawa. She is also an active haegeum (Korean violin) performer.

(Sosun Suh appears with her Haegeum.)

Robert Dueck, current Chorus director, told Stittsville Central, “as the out-going director, I can only say that it gives me much joy knowing that this Chorus will continue to bring their gift of music to many future audiences”.

Sosun Suh was introduced to the Chorus in early February.


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