"Pianist steals show"—"At the keyboard she exemplifies poise at the same time demonstrating a feeling for the music. Her execution is spirited, but exact." 

- Lee Hansley, Winston-Salem Journal

"Hyunsoon Whang was a real standout on the piano...she is the kind of player who appears to immerse her entire being in the music." 

- Thom Andriola, The Taos News

"Perhaps the orchestra members were inspired by the elegance and accuracy of Ms. Whang's performance..." 

- James Wierzbicki, St. Louis Post Dispatch

"Wonderfully nuanced and expressive playing.... played with sweeping lines and broad gestures that captured the effusive character of the score." 

- Edward Reichel, Reichel Recommends - The Arts in Utah and Beyond 

"... her clean technique and lively sensibility were on full display." 

- Mark Satola, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

"Whang the ticket to keep Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra on track"—"Throughout, Whang played deliberately, but never pounding. The strength required was there, but always delivered with a grace and beauty that brought the imagination of the audience along willingly." 

- Charles Clark, The Lawton Constitution



Louise D. McMahon Endowed Chair in Music, 2006 to present, Cameron University

Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Award, 2014, Cameron University

Oklahoma Governor's Arts and Education Award, 2010

Faculty Hall of Fame, 2004, Cameron University Alumni Association

Artist of the Year, 2002, Lawton Arts and Humanities Council

Entertainer of the Year, 2001, Cleveland Earth Day Coalition

Distinguished Research Award, 2001, Southwest Oklahoma Advanced Technology Association

Who's Who Among American Teachers, multiple listing


Music Teachers National Association, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music

Pi Kappa Lambda

Phi Kappa Phi

Korean American University Professors Association