Kyung Ko

Music Instructor

Department: Music


Dr. Kyungouk Ko is an active conductor, singer, and educator of all ages and abilities. He serves as the Minister of Music for Immanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Eden Prairie and the adjunct music faculty at Inver Hills Community College. Kyung’s passion for extending musical accessibility and enhancing cultural awareness has led him to participate in academy and community engagements.

An active collaborator, Kyung has worked as a professional chorister with numerous choral organizations. These collaborations include the Washington Choral Arts Society under Norman Scribner, the Cathedral Choral Society under Dr. J. Reilly Lewis, and the Cardinal Singers of the University of Louisville, KY, under Dr. Kent Hatteberg. As a conductor, Kyung founded the Bach Collegium Ensemble and worked as Assistant Conductor for the Chamber Singers, UNL opera production, and Women’s Choir at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he completed his D.M.A in Choral music with a dissertation on the Sacred Symphony for Voices Alone by George Lynn. Two academic grants from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of Nebraska supported him.

A native of Seoul, South Korea, Kyung earned a Bachelor of Music in Church Music at Yonsei University, Korea. He holds a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the summer of August 2018.

Kyung is married to his wonderful wife Jiwhi Eo, a music teacher at Se-Jong Academy, St. Paul, and they are the parents of Jeremiah and Esther.

Education Credentials

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) - Majors: Music - University of Nebraska

Master of Music (MM) - Majors: Performance - University of Louisville

Bachelor of Music (BM) - Majors: Church Music - Yonsei University

Kyung Ko