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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – A Southeastern Louisiana University music student has been recognized for
her performances in competitions sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association
(MTNA) at the state and regional levels.
Sungkyung Woo, a violin performance major studying under Southeastern Professor Yakov Voldman, won first place in the state level competition held in Alexandria recently. In addition, she earned second place in the South Central MTNA Young Artist Performance Competition held in Houston. The regional competition includes performers from colleges and universities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
A junior, Woo is a native of Icheon, South Korea.
“These were my first competition experiences in the United States, and I appreciate the opportunity to perform,” Woo said. “I am especially appreciative of the assistance in preparation for the competitions by my teacher, Dr. Voldman.”
“Sungkyung is very talented and I am so glad to have such an amazing student in my studio,” said Voldman. “We worked very hard over the winter break in preparation for the competition. She truly deserves the prize from the competition.”