Emily Sung, Director of the SC Children's Choir (SCCC)

Emily Sung is the Assistant Chorus Master at Opera Philadelphia, the Director of the Singing City Children’s Choir, and a member of the conducting faculty at Temple University. She is also the Assistant to the Music Director of the Pennsylvania Ballet, and is Director of University Choir and Choral Society at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sung grew up in Lawrenceville, NJ and earned her MM in choral conducting at Westminster Choir College and her AB in history at Princeton University. She has appeared as a conducting fellow with the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Illinois Choral Conducting Symposium, and the Conductors Institute of Bard College. Her teachers include the conductors Gabriel Crouch, James Jordan, Joe Miller, Amanda Quist, Joseph Flummerfelt, Andrew Megill, Simon Carrington, and Harold Farberman, as well as the pianist Sandrine Erdely-Sayo and the composer Benjamin C.S. Boyle.


A versatile teacher and musician, Sung believes deeply that music and the arts bring incredible vibrancy into children’s lives, greatly enrich their education and learning potential, and are a vital force for building community.