M.Mus (Yonsei, Korea/Emory, US), D.M.A. (Cincinnati)
Dr. Hyejung Jun joins the University of British Columbia as Assistant Professor of Choral Conducting after completing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She earned her Master of Music degrees from Yonsei University in Korea and Emory University in the United States.
During her time in Cincinnati, Dr. Jun conducted and assisted the CCM Chamber Choir, the CCM Chorale and taught undergraduate conducting classes. She also was awarded the May Festival Conducting Fellowship for the 2018-2019 season under the mentorship of Robert Porco, Director of Choruses of the May Festival Chorus. Additionally, she has served as Assistant Conductor of the Women’s Chorus at Xavier University.
Dr. Jun has extensive experience as a singer, pianist, and conductor. Her performances have been recognized for their sensitivity and excellence. Prior to coming to the United States, she was the winner of the National Choral Conducting Competition in Seoul, South Korea, and after moving to the United States, she was a finalist in the Graduate Conducting Competition of the American Choral Directors Association.
Dr. Jun is taking over the podium to conduct the Choral Union, UBC’s largest choral ensemble. Comprised of 120 singers, Choral Union performs significant works from the greatest composers of choral music spanning the past five centuries.