Meet out new organist: Jiyoon Jeong
Jiyoon Jeong was born in Seoul, South Korea. She completed her bachelor’s degree in piano at Sookmyung Women’s University in 2008. She earned her Master’s degree from Yonsei University in 2012.
She received an abundance of prizes and awards in her native Korea, including First Prizes at the 10th Seoul National Competition, the National Students Music Competition and the Music Education Magazine Piano Competition. She won First Prize at the Sookmyung Women’s University of Music Piano Concerto Competition and the Seoul National Symphony Orchestra Competition allowing her to perform with the Sookmyung Women’s University Orchestra and Seoul National Symphony Orchestra.
Jiyoon Jeong has a teaching certificate and extensive teaching experience. She learned Suzuki Piano Pedagogy and earned a Talent and Aptitude of Music Education Teacher Certificate. Also, she worked at Erum Music Institute for 4 years.
She is very talented as an accompanist, and accompanies Hanuri Opera Company, Laluce Choir, Glee Male Choir, Singing Teachers Choir, and Fine Art Ensemble.
Jiyoon Jeong is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas under Adam Wodnicki and is a teaching assistant for the UNT Opera.
Welcome, Jiyoon! And also welcome her husband, Hyeonu Heo, who has joined the bass section of the choir!
Looking forward: In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Trinity, St Andrew Presbyterian, First Presbyterian and Christ the Servant Lutheran will present a Celebrate Reformation Hymn Festival on Sunday afternoon, October 29 at St. Andrew Presbyterian at 3:30. We will sing hymns from both the Reformed tradition and the Lutheran tradition, with a hymn from a "non-conformist" English poet, Isaac Watts, thrown in for good measure. Readings from Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, etc., will round out the celebration. An offering will be taken to support Our Daily Bread.