Dr. Gina Oh D. Music, D.E.S.S., M. Music, B. Music (Voice)
Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting
Dr. Oh completed her doctorate dissertation on breathing physiology and awareness for the singer at l’Université de Montréal where she also succeeded in her studies in French and was recognized with the Cedric Ferguson Award. She holds a Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston where she engaged a successful Jordan Hall début with the NEC Chamber Orchestra and she also has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia.
Gina taught at the State University of New York while she was living and performing in Montreal. Since returning to her hometown of Vancouver, Gina has been a member of the Vancouver Opera O.I.S. Touring Ensemble where she débuted the world premiere of the role of Obasan in the newly commissioned opera based on Joy Kogawa’s book, Naomi’s Road. Performing the role 170 times, she received the Joe Boxer Memorial Award with a career development scholarship as most promising artist from Vancouver Opera. Twenty of those performances were seen at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, during the Remembrance Day commemoration in October and November, 2006.
Gina now sits on the board for the Pacific Rim Initiative with Vancouver Opera coproducing a concert series showcasing and diversifying talent from the multi-cultures in Canada. She has been recognized for her good work by the Korean Consulate in Canada, Elite Canadian Politicians, the Canadian National Press and the Vancouver Music Communities. Her personal story has been televised and released by Global National, CBC News, CBC Radio One, Washington DC Voice of America, Rogers, the Globe and Mail, TV Korea, All TV, Plus News, Korean Magazine and more.
Having returned from singing at the South Korean Presidential House and greeted by the First Lady, Gina was honoured as one of the most influential Korean Women of the World of 2008. Representing Canada, she stands out as a cultural ambassador sharing her invaluable skills and artistry through the highest level of music outreach both as a master teacher and performer.
Gina performed at the Surrey 2010 Celebration Site as part of the 2010 Winter Games and before that she was honoured with singing our National Anthem at the Closing Ceremonies for the 2009 World Police and Fire Games held in her hometown of Vancouver.
Dr. Gina Oh has been on the faculty of Caulfield School of Dance since 2008 and has developed the voice program of Caulfield School of Dance to where it is today – recognized as one of the most successful in the province. We are honoured to have this gifted instructor mentoring our young singers.