Clark College Concert Choir Spring Performance

For Immediate Release
May 16, 2024

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Clark College Concert Choir and Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. Jacob Funk, present their Spring Concert on Saturday, June 15, 2024, 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 401 E 33rd St, Vancouver, WA. The admission is free and open to the public. Donations to the Clark College Choral Fund accepted at the door.

Clark College Choir dressed in formal attire singing on stage while directed by conductor

This is the final vocal concert of the year at Clark College, and the Chamber Choir and Concert Choir have prepared a stunning program to close out the season.

The Chamber Choir will begin the program with lush a cappella works in Estonian, Italian and English. Through the beautiful music they explore the origin of music itself and how Spring inspires love and splendor.

Concert Choir has an epic set centered on Water and Night. Whitacre’s “Water Night” is of course the center piece, but Barnum’s “The Sounding Sea” will take your breath away. You will be pacified by a beautiful Norwegian lullaby and inspired by the frenetic energy “Flood the Gold Earth.” There is more! Brahms, Brumfield, and Kirchner will also make an appearance.

Come close out the year with us and celebrate the artistic accomplishments of these vocal artists!

For complete information about all the Clark College Music Department concerts including the orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, and choirs, please see the Clark College Music Events page.

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Dr. Jacob Funk is the Director of Choirs at Clark College where he conducts three choirs in addition to teaching theory, ear training, music appreciation, rock history, and applied voice. Jacob completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the University of Missouri—Kansas City where he was a Graduate Assistant to the Choral Department, Associate Conductor of the Conservatory Concert Choir and co-conductor of the University Singers. While at UMKC he also served as Opera Chorus Master and the director of Canticum Novum. Dr. Funk earned his masters in choral conducting from the University of British Columbia, and his undergraduate degree in vocal performance from John Brown University. Before coming to UMKC he was on the music faculty of John Brown University and Northwest Arkansas Community College, where he taught choir and voice.

Jiyoun Oh, a South Korean pianist, is currently in her fourth year of pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano at the University of North Texas, where she studies with Elvia Puccinelli and Steven Harlos. There, she served as an opera teaching assistant and répétiteur. Ms. Oh was the winner of the Oregon State Music Teachers’ National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Competition in 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul and completed two Master’s degrees at Portland State University, studying Collaborative Piano with Chuck Dillard and Piano Performance with Julia Hwakyu Lee. Ms. Oh has participated in master classes led by Craig Terry, Russell Miller, Jeffrey Kahane, Thomas Hecht, and the Pacifica Quartet. She has also performed at Buam Art Hall’s “Young Artist Concert” in Seoul and participated in the International Keyboard Institute & Festival in Manhattan. Additionally, she has performed for the Puccini Society of Dallas, UNT Opera Fans, and at outreach concerts in the Dallas area.

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