Music faculty

Juyeon Kang, D.M.A.

Associate Professor of Music

D.M.A., M.A., M.M., Eastman School of Music
Artist Diploma, New England Conservatory of Music
B.M., Seoul National University

712-707-7061
jkang@nwciowa.edu
DMH 120

Profile

Pianist Juyeon Kang, a concert artist and educator, has performed and conducted master classes extensively on four continents and in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica, Austria, Spain, Finland, Italy, Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea. She launched a performance career that included her debut solo recital in Boston’s Jordan Hall after winning two first prizes in 1998: the Heida Hermann’s Young Artists Competition and the Josef Hofmann Piano Competition. The latter led to an invitation to perform at the Embassy of Poland in Washington, D.C., where she presented the Chopin Commemorative Piano Concert on the 150th anniversary of Chopin’s death.

Dr. Kang has also appeared as a soloist with numerous symphony orchestras, including the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Hingham Symphony Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. Her performances have been aired on television in Korea and on National Public Radio in New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio and Iowa.

A native of Korea, Dr. Kang holds degrees in piano performance and literature, as well as in pedagogy of music theory.


Courses

  • Piano Lessons

    Piano Lessons

    Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion and string performance. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
  • Piano Class (Beginners I)

    Piano Class (Beginners I)

    This class is designed for students with limited experience in piano. Beginning class is for the student with no piano background or very little prior instruction. Intermediate class is for the student who reads melodic lines and has some previous keyboard experience. Advanced class is for the student who has had a few years of keyboard instruction and wishes to broaden repertoire. Placement in appropriate level is by permission of instructor.(1 credit)
  • Piano Class (Beginners II)

    Piano Class (Beginners II)

    This class is designed for students with limited experience in piano. Beginning class is for the student with no piano background or very little prior instruction. Intermediate class is for the student who reads melodic lines and has some previous keyboard experience. Advanced class is for the student who has had a few years of keyboard instruction and wishes to broaden repertoire. Placement in appropriate level is by permission of instructor.(1 credit)
  • Piano Class (Intermediate I)

    Piano Class (Intermediate I)

    This class is designed for students with limited experience in piano. Beginning class is for the student with no piano background or very little prior instruction. Intermediate class is for the student who reads melodic lines and has some previous keyboard experience. Advanced class is for the student who has had a few years of keyboard instruction and wishes to broaden repertoire. Placement in appropriate level is by permission of instructor.(1 credit)
  • Piano Class (Intermediate II)

    Piano Class (Intermediate II)

    This class is designed for students with limited experience in piano. Beginning class is for the student with no piano background or very little prior instruction. Intermediate class is for the student who reads melodic lines and has some previous keyboard experience. Advanced class is for the student who has had a few years of keyboard instruction and wishes to broaden repertoire. Placement in appropriate level is by permission of instructor.(1 credit)
  • Piano Pedagogy and Literature

    Piano Pedagogy and Literature

    This course is designed to prepare students for studio teaching by introducing the fundamental principles of private teaching, knowledge of methods, and materials suitable for pre-school and elementary school level students as well as to provide a broad understanding and perspective on piano teaching through teaching beginning students and observing professional teaching.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)

Performances

  • Solo Recitals:
  • Carnegie Weill Hall, New York City, New York, October 2013
  • Downtown Music at Grace Noonday Getaway Conccert Series, White Plains, New York, October 2013
  • Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 2013
  • Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska, September 2013
  • Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York, September 2013
  • Auditorio Clodomiro Picado, National University, Heredia, Costa Rica, August 2013
  • Clara Wieck Schumann Saal, University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Vienna, Austria, July 2013
  • Inje University, Kimhac, Korea, 2013
  • Sung Gyul University, Anyang, Korea, 2013
  • Soon-Cheon National University, Soon-Cheon, Korea, 2013
  • Newton Public Library, Newton, Massachusetts, 2013
  • Sioux City Chamber Ensemble Concert Series, Sioux City, Iowa, 2013
  • Steinway Gallery of Los Angeles, Pasadena, California, 2013
  • MU PHI EPSILON Concert Series at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Dallas, Texas, 2013
  • Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, 2013
  • De Pauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 2012
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana, 2012
  • Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, 2012
  • Steinway Gallery of Seattle, Seattle, Washington, 2012
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 2012
  • Steinway Gallery of Portland, Portland, Oregon, 2012
  • Centennial United Methodist Church, Roseville, Minnesota, 2012
  • United States Embassy, Vienna, Austria, 2012
  • Steinway Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2012
  • Steinway Gallery of Washington, D.C., McLean, Virginia, 2012
  • Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2012
  • University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 2012
  • Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 2012
  • Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, 2011
  • ExxonMobil-Nanyang Technological University Exploration in the Arts Series, Singapore, 2009
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Monday Concert Series, Singapore, 2009, 2007
  • University College Sedaya International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009, 2007
  • Brandon University, Brandon, Canada, August 2009
  • Thai German Cultural Foundation Auditorium, Bangkok, Thailand, 2009, 2007
  • University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska, 2009, 2008
  • Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee, January 2009, 2007
  • Steinway Piano Gallery Concert Hall, Coral Gables, Florida, 2008
  • Seoul Arts Center Recital Hall, Seoul, Korea, 2008
  • Minato Mirai Recital Hall, Yokohama, Japan, 2008
  • Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2008
  • Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, 2008
  • Rosebud School of the Arts, Rosebud, Canada, 2007
  • Prairie Bible College, Three Hills, Canada, 2007
  • Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California, 2007
  • Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska, 2007
  • Brazilian Museum of Sculpture “Musica no MuBe Recitals de Piano” series, San Paulo, Brazil, 2006
  • Tunghai University, Taijung, Taiwan, 2006
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, 2006
  • Concerto:
  • Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City, Iowa, 2007
  • South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2006
  • Hingham Symphony Orchestra, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1999
  • Augusta Symphony Orchestra, August, Georgia/Aiken, South Carolina, 1999
  • Korean Symphony Orchestra, Yong Pyung, Korea, 1991

Professional experience

  • Masterclass/Workshop:
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, 2009
  • University College Sedaya International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009, 2007
  • Brandon University, Brandon, Canada, 2009
  • Pratta Music School, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2009
  • University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska, 2009 Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Texas, 2009
  • Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee, 2009
  • Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2008
  • Prairie Bible College, Three Hills, Canada, 2007
  • Geo-Chang Music Teachers Association, Geo-Chang, Korea, 2007
  • Belhaven College, Jackson, Mississippi, 2006
  • Sao Paulo University, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2006
  • Beijing Central Conservatory, Beijing, China, 2006
  • Tunghai University, Taijung, Taiwan, 2006
  • Taiwan Presbyterian Church /Taiwan Theological Seminary, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006
  • Omaha Conservatory of Music, Omaha, Nebraska, 2004
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2004 Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1998
  • Adjudicator Services:
  • Sonatina Festival, National Federation of Music Club, Sioux City, Iowa, 2009
  • Iowa Piano Competition, Sioux City, Iowa, 2008
  • Lee University Piano Competition, Cleveland, Tennessee, 2007
  • South Dakota Music Teachers Association Piano Competition, Vermillion, South Dakota, 2006
  • Nebraska Music Teachers Association Piano Competition and Festival, Hastings, Nebraska, 2006
  • Genevieve Truran Piano Competition, Vermillion, South Dakota, 2006

Memberships

  • College Music Society, 2003-present
  • Music Teachers National Association/Iowa Music Teachers Association, 2004-present
  • Society for Music Theory, 2005-2006

Honors

  • Northwest Iowa Review’s "Top 20 Under 40 Honor”, 2008
  • Northwestern Endowment Research Fellowship, 2007
  • San Antonio International Piano Competition, Special Recognition, Texas, 2000
  • Busoni International Piano Competition, Certificate, Bolzano, Italy, 2000
  • Josef Hofmann Competition and Festival, First Prize and Hofmann Performance Prize, Aiken, South Carolina, 1998
  • Heida Hermanns Young Artist Competition, First Prize, Southport, Connecticut, 1998