Soo Han headshot

Director of Orchestral Studies
Associate Professor of Conducting
D.M.A., Michigan State University College of Music

Soo Han

Soo Han headshotDirector of Orchestral Studies
Associate Professor of Conducting

D.M.A, Michigan State University College of Music
M.S., Indiana University - Purdue University
B.M.E., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Dr. Soo Han is the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music Director of Orchestral Studies, a contributing editor for Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements for Strings, a D’Addario Orchestral Strings artist, Conn-Selmer Educational clinician, a member of the board of directors of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and the former director of orchestras and department chair of the William H. Duke Center for the Performing Arts at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana.

As an active conductor, he has appeared with Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Cave Run Symphony Orchestra, Michigan State Opera Theatre, Michigan State Symphony Orchestra, Valparaiso University and Butler University Symphony Orchestra. He is an active conductor for all-state, regional and honor orchestras appearing in over 30 states and has conducted internationally in Austria, China and Australia.

He has collaborated with numerous artists, groups and conductors, such as Lynn Harrell, David Kim and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He has produced multiple recordings of complete symphonies and has premiered several commissioned works for strings and full orchestras. He has presented workshops and clinics internationally and for nearly every major national and state music conference, including Australian String Teacher Conference, Maryborough National Australia Conference, Midwest Clinic, ASTA National Conference, National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National Conference and Ohio University Summer String Teacher Workshop.

Orchestras under his leadership experienced a great deal of success including nine Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) state championships and being named Grand Champions at the National Orchestra Cup at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. As a passionate supporter of public school music programs, he continues to remain active in instrumental classrooms throughout the country.

Han is also the past-president of the Indiana American String Teachers Association and the chapter was awarded the "Most Improved Chapter" during his time as president and recently served as the National American String Teachers Association's K-12 Committee Chair. He received his Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, his Master of Science in Education from Indiana University School of Education and his Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from the Michigan State University College of Music.