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Dr. Soo Goh to Perform Clarinet Recital

April 4, 2014

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Dr. Soo Goh will perform a clarinet recital on Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  The program will include "Pastoral" by Arthur Bliss, "Sonata for Clarinet and Piano" by Arnold Bax, "Sulamit Ran - For an Actor:  Monologue for Clarinet" and Gustav Jenner's "Sonata in G Major for Clarinet and Piano."  The concert is free and open to the public.

Goh is an assistant professor of music at Kutztown University where he also teaches Introduction to Music Literature.  Previously, he has taught at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Elon University. 

Goh is one of the first musicians from Penang, Malaysia to further his studies on the clarinet.  He holds a B.A. in Music and Computer Science from Luther College, a M.M. degree from Bowling Green State University, and a D.M.A from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary teachers have been Michael Chesher, Kevin Schempf and Kelly Burke.  He has performed regularly with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and was the principal clarinetist of Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Raleigh Civic Symphony Orchestra. 

Goh is the principal clarinetist with the Carolina Philharmonic. As a founding member of the orchestra, he made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2008 with the ensemble under the direction of Maestro David Michael Wolff.  He has also performed in professional music conferences including the ClarinetFest and the Society of Composers, Inc.  His international experience includes orchestral performances in Malaysia, Austria, and Jordan.