Adjunct Instructor, Cello
Office: FAC 100
Shuo-Hui (Sophie) Hung, born in Taiwan, is currently an adjunct instructor at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and piano pedagogy at University of North Texas College of Music. Ms. Hung holds degrees from the National Taipei University of Education and has been an active performer and collaborator both in the U.S and Asia.
Ms. Hung gives solo recitals regularly. She has been playing solo concertos with professional and university orchestras, such as Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Taipei Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Band, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the National Taipei University of Education Orchestra, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 with the Voice of Spring Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, she is featured as the soloist to perform Chopin’s and Debussy’s works in the Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra International Chamber Series. In 2012, she is a participant pianist at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival. During the residency, she is featured as the solo pianist in the Spotlight concert series.
Ms. Hung has won prizes in several piano competitions. She is the first prize winner of the NTUE piano concerto competition, first prize winner of the Taipei Wind Orchestra and Symphonic band Piano Competition, first prize winner of the Kaohsiung piano competition , and a prize winner of KAWAI youth piano competition. She is also a finalist in the annual University of North Texas piano concerto competition
Ms. Hung is also a cellist and cello educator. She has been the principal cellist for the Voice of Spring Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan. She has served as a cello instructor in DFW area and a cello sectional instructor for the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra and many school districts. Students from her piano and cello studio have been recognized both in the state/ regional auditions and competitions.
Ms. Hung is currently studying with the renowned pianist, Gustavo Romero. She also studies piano pedagogy with Dr. Brad Beckman at the University of North Texas. She is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.