Jung Youn Ha- Biography
Jung was born in Seoul- South Korea. She started playing the clarinet when she was 15 yours old. While taking music lessons in middle school, she was also studying with a private teacher out of school. Practiced every morning and after school, to a minimum of 4 hours each day. At the age of 17, Jung went to study classical music at the Deok Won Art High School. In high school, Jung impressed her Clarinet teacher, who soon took her under his wing.
Her early appearance musically, was with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, at age 17, when the symphony came to perform in South Korea, in 1999. In the year 2000 Jung performed with the Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2001 she participated in the Silver Yeoju University Competitions- South Korea, and won the second placement trophy. Soon to realize her passion for music, in 2002, Jung had already decided to pursue a career in music.
She auditioned and got accepted to study at the Chugye Art University- S Korea. Where she was part of the Amadeus Ensemble, which had performed at the Seoul Arts Center. In 2005-2006 Jung was leader of woodwind orchestra for “Chugye University For The Arts”. She was very involved in the school, performing in student recitals and off campus. At Chugye, Jung studied with professor Tae Seong Jeon. Successfully graduating in 2006, with a degree in Clarinet – performance.
In 2008 to 2010, Jung worked as a teacher in the Yamaha Music School, Ansan Culture & Arts Center in South Korea. Teaching Clarinet lessons, basic skills to elementary school kids. In the year 2009, Jung decided to further her studies in music, and drawing interest into Jazz music. She went to study at the Berklee International Network School, in South Korea, as a stepping stone to coming to study in the USA. Her fascination with Jazz music, led her to picking up and learning how to play the Alto saxophone. Which in just a year, she had reached a balance, and was doubling with the Clarinet .
In 2009-2011 She studied at “BIN School” in Korea. In the year 2011 she auditioned and received a Scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music. She finally made it to her dream school. In 2012 She was selected to work with the “Berklee Film Scoring Orchestra”, part of the “Berklee Clarinet Choir”(11/19/2012,and 12/03/2012). In 2012-2013 Both Harry Skoler and Peter Cokkinias have recommended her to play in the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and she was first clarinetist in the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 she playing with (Danilo Perez and Joe Lovano)- Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, at Jordan Hal. The same year, she performed at the Boston Symphony Hall, with the BCSO, with composer and conductor Nobuo Uematsu’s Final Fantasy.In the year 2013 she played with (Guinga and Dave Liebman), with the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra. In the year 2014, she played a concert with the famous rock band, Dream Theater, at the Boston Opera House.
Experience & Education
she is 1st clarinet player in a Berklee's Choir. for for Dream Theater with Eren's Berklee ChoirMarch 2014 to Present (over 5 years)
she is playing with Dream Theater at Boston Opera House - a Berklee's Choir.
She is clarinet player in BCSO for for Guinga and Dave Liebman- Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra.December 2013 to Present (over 5 years)
In Dec/12/2013 she is playing with Guinga and Dave Liebman at BPC- Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra.
She is first clarinet player in BCSO for for Nobuo Uematsu's Final Fantasy- Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra.October 2013 to Present (about 6 years)
In Oct/06/2013 She is playing with Nobuo Uematsu's Final Fantasy at Boston Symphony Hall.-Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra.
Clarinet player in BCSO. for Danilo Perez and Joe Lovano- Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra.April 2013 to Present (over 6 years)
In 04/03/2013 She is playing with (Danilo Perez and Joe Lovano)- Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra.
Clarinet player for "Berklee project Band"2012 to 2012 (less than a month)
In 2012 Playing in the "Berklee project Band"
Clarinet player for Berklee Film Scoring Orchestra2012 to 2012 (less than a month)
selected to work with the “Berklee Film Scoring Orchestra”.
Clarinet player for Berklee Clarinet ChoirNovember 2012 to December 2012 (about a month)
In 11/19/2012,and 12/03/2012 Performance with the "Berklee Clarinet Choir" at the Boston Arts Academy,and at Berklee.
Gest for the performance for Witness Matlou Jazz TrioAugust 2012 to August 2012 (less than a month)
- 08/16/ 2012 Featured with the "Witness Matlou Jazz Trio"
Clarinet instructor for YAMAHA MUSIC SCHOOL2008 to 2010 (over 2 years)
2008-2010 Taught in the "YAMAHA MUSIC SCHOOL" in Korea.
Clarinet instructor for Ansan Culture & Arts Center2008 to 2010 (over 2 years)
2008-2010 Taught in the "Ansan Culture & Arts Center" in Korea.
Clarinet instructor for The other Academies2008 to 2010 (over 2 years)
2008-2010 Taught for Privately Lessons of "Academies."
Woodwind Orchestra's leader for Chugye University For The Arts of Woodwind Orchestra's leader.2005 to 2006 (about a year)
2005-2006 Chugye University For The Arts of Woodwind Orchestra's leader.
Clarinet soloist for Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra.2000 to 2000 (less than a month)
2000 Played with "Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra."
Clarinet soloist for Prague Symphony Orchestra1999 to 1999 (less than a month)
1999 Played with "Prague Symphony Orchestra."
Performance in Performance at "BIN School" in Korea.2009 to 2011 (2 years)
Orchestral of clarinet in Classical Orchestra, and Classic musician at " Chugye University For The Arts" Orchestral.2002 to 2006 (4 years)
Classic Music in Classical Orchestra, and Classic musician at Dukwon Art High School1997 to 2000 (3 years)