Un Chong Christopher
Title: Adjunct Faculty, Music
Started at Calvary: July 2008
Professional Information: B.Mus. (Piano Performance), University of Missouri, Kansas City, Conservatory of Music, 1982; M.Mus. (Voice Performance), University of Missouri, Kansas City, Conservatory of Music, 1989.
Favorite aspect of teaching at Calvary: Attending chapel services, serving with wonderful colleagues, and great students.
Favorite class to teach: Music Theory – seeing students grasp the concept of music theory and immediately applying it to their writing and analysis of musical examples
Professional Organization(s): Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Mu Phi Epsilon (International Music Faternity), and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
Originally from: Seoul, Korea
How did past ministry/professional experience lead to your position at Calvary: I believe that being a very diligent piano and voice student under the tutelage of the best teachers in the world has prepared me to teach at Calvary.
Ministry/Professional involvement outside of Calvary: Adjunct voice professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance since 1997; Vocal soloist at an Annual National Bible Conference; Guest vocal clinician at church choir workshops; Master Class teacher for area voice students.
Pianist and Mezzo-Soprano Un Chong Christopher began piano studies at the age of five in Seoul, Korea. She is a graduate of the UMKC-Conservatory of Music and Dance where she studied piano with the late Joanne Baker and voice with Inci Bashar. She has performed on piano with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, the UMKC-Conservatory Orchestra, Independence Symphony, and the Liberty Symphony Orchestra. She has sung the title role of Carmen, Charlotte in Werther, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Madame Larina in Eugene Onegin, to name a few. She has also taught at UMKC-Conservatory of Music, KU, William Jewell College, and Rockhurst University.