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"Her musical insight and sesitivity are intense, and her ability to solve musical and practical problems is excellent"

- Elizabeth McNutt, Director of Nova New Music Ensemble

at the University of North Texas

Dr. Hyeyoun Jang is an active, versatile conductor, composer, and educator who creates high-quality music with a solid understanding of a wide range of repertoires. Jang believes in the power of music to move people’s minds and pursues to spread its affirmative influence to the community. Dr. Jang served as a visiting orchestra director at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Saint John's University/College of Saint Benedict. She also worked with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, the University of the North Texas Symphony, the NOVA Contemporary Ensemble, the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra, and the University of Iowa Opera production. 


Dr. Jang is the winner of the 2019 Fort Wayne Philharmonic International Conductors Workshop and led "Winner Conduct Mozart" concert in 2020. 

Jang has been privileged to participate in valuable workshops and festivals, including the Richmond Symphony Orchestra Conducting Workshop, the Gyeong-Gi Philharmonic Orchestra Conducting Workshop (South Korea), the Chun-Cheon City Philharmonic Orchestra Conducting Workshop (South Korea) and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Dr.Jang has studied with famous conducting tutorages such as Larry Rachleff, Kenneth Kiesler, Andrew Constantine, Gerard Schwarz, Octavio Más-Arocas, and Cristian Macelaru. In addition, her conducting is influenced by David Itkin, Ki-sun Sung and William LaRue Jones.


With a special interest in new music, Dr.Jang loves broaden repertoires to new music series. She presented two U.S. premieres of internationally recognized composers’ compositions, Harrison Birtwisle’s Entr’actes and Sappho Fragments and Younghi Pagh-Paan’s Man-Nam I, along with one Texas premiere of Larry Polansky’s Yitgadal with the NOVA contemporary ensemble at the University of North Texas. As a composer, she has composed a number of compositions. Among them, “In the Night (2010)” for woodwinds quintet has been performed by a professional ensemble in Seoul and her choral works were included on a recording of the Asia Music Society. She has also arranged pieces for the Seoul String Ensemble.

Born in Busan, South Korea, Dr.Jang began her music studies through learning violin and piano at the age of six. She immediately found a deep interest and passion in music and has continued her studies with various musical methods. She studied composition and received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Music Composition and theory at Ewah Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea. Also, she earned a Master’s degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Iowa. She acquired DMA in orchestral conducting at the University of North Texas in 2019. 

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