Sophia Han played violin in the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra in 2001-2004. She is now the Violin and Viola Professor at Southeast Missouri State University as well as the Associate Concertmaster of Paducah Symphony in Paducah, KY. After WSYO, she attended UNC-Chapel Hill (BM), University of Michigan (MM), and Florida State University (DM).
What do you remember most about your WSYO experience? I took the level of training I received in Wilmington as well as a participant of WSYO for granted! I didn't realize how my teachers and Dr. Errante's standards and pedagogy pushed me to be competitive as an orchestral, chamber, and soloist on a national level. Dr. Errante made rehearsals fun but also made sure we learned along the way. It certainly helped that we had killer players in that orchestra at the time as well. Wishing everyone the best in WSYO!
What have you been up to since you left WSYO? It's been about 16 years since I last was involved with WSYO and a lot has happened! Currently I serve as the Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Southeast Missouri State University as well as the Associate Concertmaster of Paducah Symphony in Paducah, KY. I perform anywhere from half a dozen to a dozen solo and chamber recital programs around the country in any given academic year. During the school year, I get invited to public schools in surrounding states as well as Missouri to lead orchestra clinics. Personal website: https://semo.edu/music/faculty/han.html