Margaret Tung

Margaret Tung

Assoc Professor

Associate Professor of Horn

Memorial Hall


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Professional Summary

Margaret Tung began her appointment as CCM Associate Professor of Horn on Aug. 15, 2023.

Hailed as “masterly” in the Chicago Classical Review and “spot on at every moment” in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Tung has performed with the famed Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Opera Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She is currently on faculty at the Bay View Wind Institute and Interlochen Arts Academy over the summer.

Tung also serves on the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society and has presented clinics and performed at numerous conferences including performing on the opening concert of the International Horn Symposium in Kingsville, Texas this past summer. Tung commissioned John Cheetham’s Sonata for Horn and Piano and Jeff Scott’s Ondas for Solo Horn and performed both world premieres at the acclaimed International Horn Symposiums.

In April 2015, Tung was one of five musicians to represent the USA in an international orchestra in Yerevan, comprised of 123 musicians from 43 different countries, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. In 2011, Tung had the privilege of collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma in Once Upon a Symphony, a new Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) project. She performed the world premiere of Spangled Unicorn by Anna Clyne with the Chicago Symphony’s new music ensemble, MusicNOW.

Summer festivals she has attended include Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra and Spoleto Festival USA. She can be heard as a featured soloist with Anima on their CD release, An Anima Christmas. She is also featured in a recent Grammy-nominated recording of Concertos for Orchestra with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Louis Langrée.

An education enthusiast, Tung is a highly sought-after master class clinician. She has been on faculty at University of Kentucky, Indiana University, University of Akron, Towson University, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Olivet Nazarene University, Wheaton College and the Zurich International School in Switzerland. She completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Ohio State University, holds a Master of Music from Rice University and has a Bachelor of Music from DePaul University. Her teachers include world renowned Dale Clevenger, William VerMeulen, Oto Carrillo, Jon Boen, David Griffin, Nancy Fako and Bruce Henniss.