Dr. Gerard Yun
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.2432
Dr. Gerard Yun is Interim Director of the Wilfrid Laurier Choral Program and professor of Music Education. He previousely served as Associate Director of Choirs at WLU, Assistant Professor (conducting, ensembles, and skills) at McMaster University, and as Director of Choral Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Although deeply trained in Western music, he has an intense interest in global music forms and cultural contexts. In addition to choral/orchestral conducting Dr. Yun performs professionally on the Japanese shakuhachi, Native American flute, and Australian didgeridoo. He is also adept at a number of extended technique vocal forms. His scholarly works focus on ethics in the adaptation and performance of global musics, global musics interface, and collective musics and community formation and engagement. He is in demand as a clinician, speaker, guest conductor, and composer. His original works explore the space between global music forms and western classical concert music. In addition to his duties at Laurier, he is guest conductor/composer for the Hamilton Children's Choir in Hamilton, Ontario.