Singing City Children's Choir Director
Emily Sung is thrilled to begin her inaugural year as the director of the Singing City Children’s Choir.
Sung has worked for and sung with several Philadelphia choirs, including the Mendelssohn Club, the Philadelphia Voices of Pride, the Chestnut Street Singers, and the choirs of Christ Church Philadelphia.
She currently serves as the Assistant Chorus Master at Opera Philadelphia and teaches on the conducting faculty at Temple University.
A native of New Jersey, Sung earned her MM in choral conducting at Westminster Choir College and her AB in history at Princeton University. She has been a conducting fellow at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Illinois Choral Conducting Symposium, and the Conductors Institute of Bard College. Her teachers include conductors Gabriel Crouch, James Jordan, Joe Miller, Amanda Quist, Joseph Flummerfelt, Andrew Megill, Paul Rardin, Harold Farberman, and Mark Shapiro, as well as Philadelphia-based pianist Sandrine Erdely-Sayo and 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.