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Dr. Soo Goh

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Dr. Goh
goh@kutztown.edu
484-646-4349
Old Main 148-B 


Soo Goh is an Associate Professor of Music at Kutztown University where he is the clarinet professor. In addition to a full and vibrant clarinet studio, he has taught Introduction to Music Literature, Aural Skills, Music Technology, and coached chamber music. Previously, he was at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Elon University. Soo Goh is one of the first few 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. 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. Soo Goh performed regularly with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and was the principal clarinetist of both the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Raleigh Civic Symphony Orchestra. As a founding member of the Carolina Philharmonic, he made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2008 with the ensemble under the direction of Maestro David Michael Wolff. He has presented and performed in music conferences such as Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, ICA ClarinetFest, Society of Composers, Inc., International Festival of Women Composers, National Association of Collegiate Wind and Percussion Instructors, and College Music Society. He has performed and taught masterclasses in Malaysia, Singapore, Austria, and Jordan. Soo Goh has a strong interest in technology and loves exploring ways to integrate it into his daily life and teachings. He particularly enjoys working with geeky students.