Korean Music

EVENT: The George Washington University, in cooperation with the Cultural and Information Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, presents the 8th annual Hahn Moo-Sook (HMS) Colloquium in the Korean Humanities, under the theme of Korean music. Two eminent musicologists, Byung-ki Hwang of Ewha Womans University and Member of the Republic of Korea Academy of Arts and Letters, and Robert C. Provine of the University of Maryland, will talk about different varieties of traditional Korean music and their relationships with Chinese musical traditions. The speakers will address the wider and sensitive issue of Chinese cultural influences on Korea. Hwang will explore the functional, expressive, and technical differences between Chinese-style music and native music as both are preserved in present-day Korea. Provine will describe the remarkable story of the close relationship between music and standardized measurements in Korea and China. Three distinguished discussants, Chan E. Park of the Ohio State University, Andrew P. Killick of the Florida State University, and Elizabeth D. Tolbert of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, will present commentaries on the subject from different perspectives.


WHEN:            Saturday, October 20, 2001 (9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), followed by buffet lunch.


WHERE:          Korean Cultural Service

Embassy of the Republic of Korea

2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20008

                         [Metro: Dupont Circle--North Exit. Parking available at the Cultural Service and two neighboring Embassy buildings 2320 or 2450 Mass Ave.]


COST:             Free and open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are required.



The HMS Colloquium in the Korean Humanities Series at GW provides a forum for academic discussion of Korean arts, history, language, literature, thought and religious systems in the context of East Asia and the world. The Colloquium series is made possible by an endowment established by the estate of Hahn Moo-Sook, one of Korea’s most honored writers, in order to uphold her spirit of openness, curiosity, and education. This year’s colloquium is co-sponsored by GW’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Korean Embassy.

For more information about the colloquia series, visit our website, For reservation, contact Mr. Gregory Shook (Tel) 202-797-6343, (Fax) 202-387-0413, <> or Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud (Tel) 202-994-7107, (Fax) 202-994-1512, <>].