Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: Music - French Horn
Dr. Margaret Tung is the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Horn at The University of Akron. Hailed as “masterly” in the Chicago Classical Review, she has performed with the famed Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Zurich Opera Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In 2011, Dr. Tung had the privilege of collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma in Once Upon a Symphony, a new CSO project. She played in the world premiere performance of Spangled Unicorn by Anna Clyne with the CSO’s new music ensemble, MusicNOW. As an avid chamber musician, she is the founder of Brass in the City and a founding member of Lincoln Park Brass. Dr. Tung performed Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3 with the Colorado College Summer Music Festival as the concerto competition winner. She can also be heard as a featured soloist with Anima on their CD release, An Anima Christmas.
Dr. Tung is an education enthusiast and has been on faculty at Towson University, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Olivet Nazarene University, Wheaton College, Zurich International School in Switzerland and is currently on the faculty at the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, WA. Dr. Tung completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts at The Ohio State University and holds a Master of Music from Rice University and a Bachelor of Music from DePaul University. Her teachers include world renowned Dale Clevenger, William VerMeulen, Oto Carrillo, Jon Boen, David Griffin, and Bruce Henniss. During her free time Dr. Tung enjoys hiking and cooking.