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Dr. Stella Yoon

Instructor

Music - Applied Voice

syoon@se.edu

Fine Arts 119

580-745-2294

Biography

Praised for her “promising voice with incredible beauty and artistry”, Stella Bokyung Yoon, soprano, is a devoted performer and teacher. She was recently seen as Valerie/Violetta in Robert Hatten’s Compassion (world premier). She has performed operatic roles including Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Mimi in La Bohème, Violetta in La Traviata, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly with Austin Opera, Bay Area Summer Opera, Barrier Free Opera, Bulgaria Sofia State Symphony Orchestra, Butler Opera Center, Ezio Pinza Council in Italy, Indiana University Opera, Miami Summer Music Festival, Palm Beach Opera, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, and Sonbahar Klasik Müsik Konseri.

Stella was the winner of Sidney Wright international Competition, Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, Dorothy F. Schmidt International Music Concerto & Aria Competition, N.A.T.S, Korea National Opera’s Music Competition, Music Chun- chu Publishers’ Music Competition, Korean National Music Competition, Go-yang Music Association Music Competition, Dong Yang Il-bo’s Music Competition, Seoul Symphony Orchestra Music Competition, Nan-Pa Korean Music Competition, and Music Journal Music Competition. She received several honors including Butler Excellence Award, Merit Scholarship, Soprano Young-ok Shin Award, Trustee Award, Excellent Performance Award, and etc.

Stella holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Opera Performance from the University of Texas at Austin where she taught as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and is a graduate in Voice Performance from Indiana University at Bloomington. She has been mentored by world-renowned sopranos Virginia Zeani and Carol Vaness. Stella taught American Music, Music Appreciation, and Applied Voice at the Austin Community College. At Southeastern Oklahoma State University, as an assistant professor, Stella teaches Lyric Diction in addition to Voice.