Clark State Community College welcomed violinist and Professor of Mathematics David Kung to the John Legend Theater for two performances on Friday, April 6.

Kung’s performance addressed: What are auditory illusions and how do they work; How can math help us understand the structures beneath the surface of Bach’s canons and fugues; and why does a clarinet sound so much lower than its similarly sized cousin, the flute? Kung brought those mathematical concepts to life with an engaging teaching style and live violin playing.

Kung’s presentation marked the 3rd annual Spring Math Lectures provided through the Johns Hopkins University-Whiting School of Engineering and Clark State partnership. The event also included an award ceremony held to honor the highest achieving American Math Competition students from Clark County middle and high schools.