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SWOSU Music Faculty to Perform in Taiwan

December 14, 2010

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Rehearsing for a trip to Taipei Municipal University in Taiwan are SWOSU music faculty (from left) Dr. Sophia Lee, Dr. James South and Dr. David Bessinger. They will be part of a concert marking the anniversary of the Taipei Municipal University in Taipei, Taiwan.  

Three faculty members from the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Music in Weatherford will be part of a concert marking the anniversary of the Taipei Municipal University in Taipei, Taiwan.

Dr. James South, Dr. David Bessinger and Dr. Sophia Lee will perform at the December 20 concert. The trio will also teach and conduct while in Taiwan for their week-long stay.

SWOSU has an exchange agreement with the TMUE, and several TMUE students have already spent a year of study on the SWOSU campus in Weatherford.

Dr. South is chair of the SWOSU Music Department and is director of bands and professor of trumpet. In Taipei he will teach a trumpet master class, conduct a wind symphony and perform with the SWOSU faculty trio.  Dr. Lee, a native of Taiwan, is professor of music therapy at SWOSU.  She will present lectures on music therapy in Taipei and Kaohsiung.  Dr. Bessinger, who is an assistant professor at SWOSU, will teach a percussion master class and perform with the trio.

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