Kang to present faculty piano recital

Dr. Juyeon Kang, assistant professor of music at Northwestern College, will present a faculty recital on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

The recital, “Joyful Dances,” will include Bach’s Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827; Beethoven’s Polonaise in C Major, Op. 89; Tango Suite by Astor Piazzolla; and Davidsbündertänze, Op. 6 by Robert Schumann.

The recital is part of the Faculty Fellows Project, funded by Northwestern’s Lilly Grant office, and is being presented as part of a three-day “Focus on Vocare” at the college. Vocare: Find Your Place is a Northwestern project that seeks to help students discover and then commit to their life’s calling, made possible by a $2.5 million grant from the Lilly Endowment. As part of her concert, Kang will share about her understanding of vocation.

Kang, who joined Northwestern’s faculty in 2003, has performed recitals throughout the United States and in Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and Thailand.

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

A Doctorate of Musical Arts graduate in piano performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., Kang also received the prestigious Artist Diploma in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she was on the faculty in the college division.