News release from the University of Saint Francis:
Pianist Dr. Jiyoung Jeoung to Perform at USF
(September 21, 2015) â€” Dr. Jiyoung Jeoung will perform a solo piano recital on Saturday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in the University of Saint Francis North Campus auditorium, 2702 Spring Street. The recital is free and open to the public.
Dr. Jeoung has been a regular performer on Northeast Indiana’s National Public Radio program “Meet the Music” and won the program’s People’s Choice competition for her 2010 performance. In 2011, she made her debut performance at the Weill Recital Hall of New York City’s Carnegie Hall as a first-prize winner in the American ProtÃ©gÃ© International Piano competition.
She has performed numerous concerts in locations around the world, including the United States, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. While in school, she was voted “Outstanding Graduate Student” by the Ball State University music faculty in 2005, was the second-prize winner at the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale competition in 2004, and received an Honorable Mention at the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano competition in 2005. She performed as a piano soloist with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra in 2012 and New World Concert Orchestra in 2014.
Dr. Jeoung was born in Gwangju, South Korea. She is currently a piano professor at Huntington University and Manchester University. Dr. Jeoung completed her doctoral degree in piano performance and organ performance at Ball State University.
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region currently attend USF for its academic excellence.