UCF Music Department
Yoon Joo Hwang

Yoon Joo Hwang

  • Assistant Professor

Yoon.Hwang@ucf.edu
Campus Location: PACM225

Dr. Yoon Joo Hwang, Assistant Bassoon Professor at the University of Central Florida, has taught and performed throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. She has taught extensively in California, at UCLA, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, the Idyllwild Summer Arts Academy and, additionally, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2015, she was selected as a featured performer at the International Double Reed Society in Japan and,although unable to attend, she was selected for the IDRS in 2018 Granada, Spain.

Beyond her teaching and performing experiences, Dr. Hwang has a diverse research portfolio. In 2016, she was selected to give a presentation at the National College Music Society (CMS) Conference on the topic of “Global Transformation and Water Conservation: Mobilizing Musicians to Assuage the National Drought Crisis" in New Mexico, Santa Fe, and her article, "How Asian Identity Impacts Asian Performers in Classic Music: East Asians Meet Western Musical Culture" was accepted and published in the Journal of Ewha Music Research Institute. Dr. Hwang will give a talk at the National College Music Society (CMS) conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, entitled “Diversity and Inclusion: The Keys to Understanding, Mentoring, and Recruiting Asian International Students in a Competitive Global Marketplace.” Most notably, she established the Korean Double Reed Society in Seoul, Korea in 2017, and now serves as its Executive Coordinator.


Dr. Hwang attended the Asian Double Reed Association, the Beijing International Bassoon Festival, the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum, the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium and the Hidden Valley Music Seminars with Judith LeClair (Principal Bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic). 


Dr. Hwang earned a Doctor of Musical Art degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder under the guidance of Dr. Yoshiyuki Ishikawa, and holds a Master of Music degree from UCLA, studied with John Steinmetz. As an undergraduate, she studied at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, South Korea and Otto-Friedrich-Universität in Bamberg, Germany. While studying in Germany, she worked with Günter Blahuschek of the Bamberger Symphoniker and Yoshinori Tominaga of the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Dr. Hwang studied at the University of Southern California with Shawn Mouser, Associate Principal Bassoonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and holds a Performance Diploma from Boston University, where she studied with Dr. Matthew Ruggiero, former Associate Principal Bassoonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Recent Research Activities

  • Global Transformation and Water Conservation: Mobilizing Musicians to Assuage the National Drought Crisis (CMS, 2016)
  • Choosing a Graduate Program in Bassoon: A Survey of Programs in the United States, Germany, and Korea (Doctoral Dissertation, 2017)
  • Why the United States?” A Guide to Choosing Graduate Programs in Bassoon for International Students (Pedagogy Dissertation, 2017)
  • How Asian Identity Impacts Asian Performers in Classic Music: East Asians Meet Western Musical Culture (EMRI, 2017)
  • Diversity and Inclusion: The Keys to Understanding, Mentoring, and Recruiting Asian International Students in a Competitive Global Marketplace. (CMS, 2018)

Awards

Seoul Youth Orchestra Scholarship Award (2005)
UCLA Fine Arts Trust Award (2006)
Marc and Judy Rubin Scholarship Award (2006)
Asian Youth Orchestra Scholarship Award (2009)

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10533 MUT1122 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 8:00AM - 8:50AM Not Online
No Description Available
10534 MUT1122 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 10:00AM - 10:50AM Not Online
No Description Available
11211 MUT1122 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 11:00AM - 11:50AM Not Online
No Description Available
10221 MVW1214 Secondary Bassoon Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10225 MVW1414 Bassoon Ⅰ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10230 MVW2424 Bassoon Ⅱ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10235 MVW3434 Bassoon Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10440 MVW3434 Bassoon Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10285 MVW4444 Bassoon Ⅳ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10287 MVW5454 Bassoon Ⅴ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10555 MVW6464 Bassoon Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81139 MUT1121 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 8:00AM - 8:50AM Available
No Description Available
80252 MVW1214 Secondary Bassoon Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2018.

No courses found for Spring 2018.

No courses found for Fall 2017.

Updated: Oct 11, 2018

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