Hue Jeong Jang
Hue Jeong Jang is newly appointed as Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at Valdosta State University. She previously served as a member of the music faculty at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and the Piano Laboratory Program at the University of Illinois School of Music at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Jang’s performances include appearances at the 2002 International Piano Summer Festival at the State University of New York, New Paltz; the 2003 Summer Opera Workshop in Poggio Renatico, Italy; as a guest artist at the Beethoven Piano Sonata Series at DePaul University in 2005; the 2006 International Piano Summer Festival in Prague, Czech Republic; and the 2013 International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Mannes College in New York. As a first prize recipient of the American Protégé International Competition, she performed at New York City’s Weill Recital Hall in 2011. She also presented a solo debut recital at the prestigious Seoul Arts Center in Korea in 2013.
Dr. Jang received her D.M.A. in piano and second M.M. (piano pedagogy) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.M. and Post-Master Performance Certificate in piano performance from DePaul University in Chicago, and B.M. from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Her most influential teachers include Ian Hobson, Reid Alexander, Eteri Andjaparidze, Dmitry Paperno, and Edward Auer.
Her collaborative work includes chamber music as well as instrumental and vocal accompaniments. Notable collaborations include work with Carlos Montané and Maestro Ubaldo Gardini. Additionally, she has received ensemble coaching from Ubaldo Gardini, Dennis Helmrich, John Dee, Sibbi Bernhardsson, Liz Freivogel, Stefan Milenkovich, Dmitry Kouzov, and participated in master classes of Vladimir Feltsman, Ursula Oppens, Boris Slutsky, Alexander Kobrin, Victor Rosenbaum, Boaz Sharon, Logan Skelton, and Ksenia Nosikova. She also served as a graduate accompanying assistant at the University of Illinois during her doctoral residency.
Dr. Jang presented her doctoral thesis research, on the piano music of Sukhi Kang and Chul-Ik Hwang, at the annual Conference of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association. A member of MTNA and dedicated teacher, she regularly adjudicates scholarship auditions and competitions, and gives lectures on various topics at events such as the annual Millikin Duet Festival, and the summer piano camps at the University of Illinois. For the long established Sekwang Publishing firm in Seoul, Dr. Jang recently contributed to the Korean translation of the widely used Piano Repertoire Guide: Intermediate and Advanced Literature (5th edition, Stipes) by Cathy Albergo and Reid Alexander.