SSG Esther Kang
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea,
Joined the Band: 2023
Ensemble: The U.S. Army Chorus
Bachelor's Degree: Temple University
Master's Degree: U of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
SSG Esther Kang earned a Master of Music in voice from the University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with William McGraw as a full
scholarship student, and a Bachelor of Music in voice from Temple University where
she studied with Dr. Philip Cho.
Kang has sung with Charlottesville Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Opera Saratoga, Queen
City Chamber Opera, and internationally in Austria and Italy. Her oratorio resume
includes works by Britten, Garcia, Vivaldi, Mozart, Gounod, and Handel in both Korean
and English. Her favorite opera repertoire includes Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly),
Micaela (Carmen), and Liu (Turandot).
Kang has worn many hats in education including teaching in private and public
schools, graduate assistant in the College Office at CCM, staff leadership, program
management, diversity and inclusion, development, community relations and
partnerships, as well as teaching private voice, choir, private strings, orchestra, music
theory, conducting, and as music director. Kang's voice students have been accepted to
prestigious programs including Interlochen Arts Camp for Classical Voice, Berklee
College of Music Aspire: Five-Week Music Intensive, Long Lake Camp, CCM Musical
Theatre Intensive, CCM Musical Theatre Workshop, CCM Voice Workshop, the
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, and more.