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Academics: Faculty

Hyunjung Rachel Chung, D.M.A.

Title: Associate Professor, Department of Music
Office: 404-270-5497
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 105

Born in South Korea, pianist Hyunjung Rachel Chung has actively performed as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician in Italy, France, Thailand, Canada, Korea and throughout the U.S. She has distinguished herself in several competitions including the 27th Artist International New York Debut Audition, Milosz Magin International Piano Competition, and International Web Concert Hall Competition.

After presenting her New York recital debut at the Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in 1996, Chung has appeared in various concert venues, and invited to perform and present lectures and master classes in the Grumo Festival in Italy, Forty Fingers International Piano Festival in Rome, Arioso Musica Domani International Composition Prize, Blue Lake Summer Arts Festival, Hawaii International Conference for Arts and Humanities, College Music Society International Conference, and Van Cliburn Piano Institute to name a few.

Her unique programs exhibit her strong commitment to promote new music written by living composers and rarely heard music by known composers. As an acclaimed collaborate artist, she has worked with many established instrumentalists, and served as an accompanist and orchestra pianist for the Delaware Valley Opera Company and Hudson Opera Theater in New York. As an active music educator, she has adjudicated numerous competitions and auditions including World Pianovision Competition, ACT-SO, and National Federation of Music Club Audition.

She is associate professor at Spelman College in Atlanta. Chung holds her bachelor's degree from Seoul National University, her master of music degree and Professional Study Diploma from the Mannes College of Music, and her doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance from Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey.

Courses Taught:

  • MUS 031-038 Private Piano
  • MUS 490 Senior Project
  • MUS 123-126 Class Piano
  • MUS 090 Keyboard Ensemble
  • Piano Proficiency Exam
  • MUS 211 Counterpoint
  • MUS 113B Music Theory II
  • MUS 113C Music Theory III
  • MUS 321 Form and Analysis
  • MUS 452 Introduction to Composition

Professional Leadership:
Executive Team (Performer) Arioso Musica Domani International Composition Prize