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Mee Ryu, CMVT, coloratura soprano, resides in Seoul, South Korea teaching voice and singing professionally. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice from Ewha Women's University in South Korea, and graduated with her Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She first encountered the McClosky technique as a student of Dr. Bonnie Pomfret, CMVT-MT, at Boston University in a Doctorate of Musical Arts program.
After her graduate studies in the U.S., she returned to Korea. She now works as a lecturer at Seoul Cyber University, as a lecturer and member of the voice faculty at Ewha Women's University, Kaywon Art School, and as a vocal coach at Yeson Voice Center, where she mainly utilizes the McClosky Technique to treat her clients. Miss Ryu has performed opera roles including the Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute, the title role in Lakmé, and Olympia from The Tales of Hoffman. She has also been a soloist for other large works.
Her goal as the first CMVT in Korea is to spread the wonderful idea of relaxation based on the McClosky Technique to voice teachers and students, and to reach people who are professional voice users. Since her certification in July 2013, Ryu has given many McClosky classes at major institutions in South Korea: Seoul Cyber University, Chung-ang University, Kyung Hee University, Ewha Women's University, Sungshin Women’s University, Kaywon Art School, and Chang Hyun High School. She is also a director of the Korean Association for Voice of Performing Arts.