Lyric mezzo-soprano Soon Cho has been hailed by Opera News for her “potent presence” and praised by Cincinnati Post as “regal in bearing, with vocal endowments to match… tears were listener response to her heart-wrenching performance” as Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Dr. Cho has gained recognition for her sensitive artistry and winning execution on the recital, concert and opera stages, and has performed in Australia, Belgium, China, Canada, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, South Korea and all over the United States. Deeply committed to education as an artist teacher, Dr. Cho is a member of the voice faculty at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, having previously taught at Texas State University and Baylor University.  She is also on the faculty at Cornish-American Song Institute in England, a three-week intensive study of art songs for singers, choral conductors, composers and pianists. Dr. Cho received the Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice and Artist Diploma in Opera from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), M.M. from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and B.A./B.M. from University of Washington. Her students have gained acceptance into prestigious graduate school program such as San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Indiana University and University of Michigan to list a few.