B.Mus., M.Mus., Indiana University, Bloomington; D.M.A. in progress, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Pianist Chi Yong Yun is the new Director of Piano Studies and assistant professor at Andrews University. Yun was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to the US at the age of six. The recipient of many honors and awards, she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees with honors from Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University as a Thomson Star Fellow. As an undergraduate, she pursued dual degrees having been accepted into the prestigious Performers Diploma program. Her piano studies at IU were under the tutelage of Edmund Battersby, Karen Shaw and Menahem Pressler. Yun is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with the internationally acclaimed pianist Ian Hobson. Her performances as a recitalist, collaborative musician, and lecturer, have taken her throughout United States, Korea, and Europe. The top prizewinner of numerous international and national competitions, she has been invited to participate in such music festivals and workshops as Deeper Piano Studies with Frederic Chiu, Aspen Music Festival, Folgarida Summer Festival, Prague and Shandelee International Piano Festivals. She performed in masterclasses for legendary artists Leonard Hokanson, GyorgySebok, Abbey Simon, Janos Starker, Andre Watts, and Earl Wild. Additional studies include voice with Camilla Williams, Alan Bennett, and Cynthia Hayman and in conducting with Carmen Tellez and David Effron. Prior to coming to Andrews University, she has held teaching positions at Indiana University, University of Illinois, and Illinois Wesleyan University.