Dr. Jungwon Jin
Dr. Jungwon Jin is Assistant Professor of Music at Santa Ana College. She joined the SAC faculty in 2011. She currently teaches all levels of piano classes, music appreciation, and Reading and Making Music, an introductory music class.
Dr. Jin came to the United States to study at The Juilliard School with Martin Canin and Gyorgy Sandor. She continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Constance Keene, and earned master and doctoral degrees under Nancy Bricard at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Jin has performed extensively, both in recital and with orchestra, in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Her performances were featured on ABC Radio in Australia, KBS Radio-Television in Korea, KCRW in Santa Monica, CTS TV in Buena Park, and the Young Artist Showcase on WQXR in New York.
She has been prize winner or finalist in many musical competitions including the Juilliard Concerto Competition, the Manhattan School Concerto Competition, the USC Concerto Competition, the Young Artist Guild Competition, the Sydney and New Orleans International Competitions and the Louise McMahone International Competition. In 2002 she received the Most Distinguished Music Award at the IBLA International Competition in Sicily, Italy. Her recital at New York¹s Carnegie Hall took place in 2005. She has performed four concertos with Maestro Carlo Ponti Jr. with the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra between seasons 2003 to 2008. Dr Jin's recordings include Selected Solo Highlights from the Sydney International Piano Competition, and In Search of Light: Works of Claude Debussy. The latter was featured recording at the famed Van Gogh Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1999.
Prior to joining the SAC faculty, Dr. Jin taught piano, music appreciation, and music theory classes at La Sierra University, Glendale Community College, East Los Angeles College, and Orange Coast College.