Cameron University student Ike Chan, a sophomore music major, took the top prize in the Collegiate Division of the 2012-13 Oklahoma Music Teachers Association competition. Chan is pursuing a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in piano under the guidance of Dr. Hyunsoon Whang, Professor of Music and Louise D. McMahon Endowed Chair in Music.
"Ike is truly a talented pianist," says Whang. "He interprets each note with feeling and possesses the rare ability to transport his audience. I am so pleased that his talent was recognized at OMTA."
Chan, a native of Hong Kong, started learning the piano at age of three and plans to become a professional conductor. He is a prominent member of Mu Phi Epsilon, an international professional music fraternity, serving as historian and chorister for Cameron's Zeta Beta chapter. He also works to promote music throughout the community by participating in recitals. He has earned numerous scholarships such as the McMahon scholarship and the Lawton Teacher’s Association award.
November 27, 2012