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The 2nd Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium

Cohosted with Museum of TTU

6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. March 27, 2014

Where: Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
3301 4th St  Lubbock, TX 79409
Please Use West Entrance

Cost: Open to the Public / Free Admission / Free Parking

Suitability: Teens and up


The theme of this symposium is ‘traditional music and dance’, and the goals of this symposium are: to introduce traditional arts and culture as well as respect for diverse cultural heritages: to help communicate and cultivate the understanding of diverse cultures and backgrounds; and to host an art event that engages the Texas community and all Americans in attendance.

In addition to Welcomes from the co-sponsoring organizations and the Consul General of the Republic of Korea, the Symposium will begin with an additional welcome given by the popular local conductor, Maestro David Cho of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Next, the local, internationally recognized scholar, Dr. William Westney of Texas Tech University will introduce the Symposium.

The main part of the program will include Dr. Christopher Smith who will lecture on “Irish Traditional Music and Dance.” This is one of Dr. Smith’s internationally recognized music research areas.

Dr. Jaehwa Lee will follow with a short lecture and a Geomungo musical performance of “Geomungo Sanjo’ and “Geomungo Sinawee.” Dr. Lee is a well-known Korean musician, a living Human Treasure and holder of Important Intangible Property No. 16 of South Korea, who will provide her audience with a rare opportunity to enjoy Korean traditional and modern music.

Next, the third scholar, Dr. Sung Ok Yang, will give a performance preceded by a brief lecture. Her performance will consist of three dances, the first, “Sanjo Dance”, the second, “Binaree” or the Wish Dance, and the third,“Taepyeongmu” or the Dance of Peace. Dr. Yang is the Bearer of Important Intangible Cultural Property No.92 of South Korea. She will demonstrate the graceful dances that have the features ad characteristics of Korean traditional dance, demonstrating her mastery of technique, improvisation, and showmanship.


Dr. Jaehwa Lee, a professor in the Department of Korean Traditional Music in the College of Music at Chukye University for the Arts, Seoul, South Korea, a Living Human Treasure of South Korea, and the Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property No.16 (Geomungo Sanjo) of South Korea.

 Dr. Sung Ok Yang, a professor in the Department of Korean Traditional Arts at Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea, and a bearer of Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 92 (Taepyeongmu) of South Korea.  

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