Campus Welcomes Internationally Acclaimed Artist


The Department of Music will host internationally acclaimed concert marimba artist Ji Hye Jung.

Jung is a graduate of the Yale School of Music and Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and currently serves as professor of percussion at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. She is also principal percussionist with the west coast-based chamber music ensemble, Camerata Pacifica.

Praised as “spectacular” by the Los Angeles Times, Jung has been described as “a centered performer who can give the impression of being very still, yet all places at once.” At the age of nine, she began performing in her native country of South Korea. She performed more than 100 concerts including solo appearances with every major Korean orchestra. Since then, she has garnered consecutive first place prizes at the 2006 Linz International Marimba Competition and the 2007 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition. Today, she is considered one of the most influential percussion artists of her generation, continuing a very hectic performance, recording and clinic schedule.  

Jung will be in-residency at Truman Sept. 21-22 where she will teach several individual and chamber ensemble masterclasses. She will also lead a performance clinic at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and perform a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Both performances will take place in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information contact Michael Bump, professor/director of percussion studies. This event is hosted by the University Percussion Society and was paid by Funds Allotment Council funding.
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