University of Michigan
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Spiritual Profundity of Beethoven

March 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall, UMich School of Music

About the Presenters
Concert Pianist; Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music
Pianist Mia Chung-Yee was the first-prize winner of the 1993 Concert Artists Guild Competition and a recipient of the 1997 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Dr. Chung-Yee has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony, Alabama Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Boston Pops, and the Seoul Philharmonic, among others, under the direction of such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, John Nelson, Andrew Litton, and Richard Westerfield.

An active recitalist, she has performed in major concert halls including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.; the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; Boston's Symphony Hall; Seoul's Sejong Art Center; and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. A 1993 Artistic Ambassador for the United States Information Agency, Dr. Chung-Yee toured Southeast Asia and the former Soviet Union. She was also a member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society II.

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, received a master's degree from Yale University and a doctorate degree from the Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Peter Serkin, Boris Berman, Raymond and Anne Hanson, and George Manos.

A faculty member at Gordon College since 1991, Dr. Chung-Yee joins the Curtis faculty in 2012.

History at University of Michigan

The Veritas Forum invited Ross Douthat, author and New York Times columnist, to speak for the U Michigan 2015 Forum. His talk, "Life Is Not a Slideshow: Why you--and The U--Need Religion" sparked discussion among students and faculty about the role of religion in academic settings.

In October 2012, the Veritas Forum held a discussion between Jeff Van Duzer, Dean of Seattle Pacific Business School and Gautam Ahuja, Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan moderated by Andy Crouch, Author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling titled "Should Business Play God?  Markets and Morality in a Culture of Bottom Lines."  

 In November 2011, Mary Poplin, professor of education at Claremont Graduate University, shared her dynamic spiritual journey to faith and offered some incredible lessons about life, worldview, and the purpose of the university at "Ignorance ISN'T Bliss: What Every College Student Should Know About Religion and Doesn't."

Check out all Veritas Forum recordings from the University of Michigan here!