UCF Music Department
Yoon Joo Hwang

Yoon Joo Hwang

  • Assistant Professor

Yoon.Hwang@ucf.edu
Campus Location: PACM225

Dr. Yoon Joo Hwang, Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Central Florida, has taught and performed throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. She has been invited to present master classes at many of the most prestigious schools of music in Asia, including Yonsei University in Korea, the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Academy and the Shenzhen Arts School in China. Dr. Hwang also has presented master classes in the United States at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Austin Peay State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). 

Dr. Hwang has a diverse research portfolio and has presented her scholarly research regionally, nationally and internationally. In 2016, Dr. Hwang was selected to give a presentation at the National College Music Society (CMS) Conference entitled “Global Transformation and Water Conservation: Mobilizing Musicians to Assuage the National Drought Crisis" in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and her article, “How Asian Identity Impacts Asian Performers in Classic Music: East Asians Meet Western Musical Culture” was published in the Journal of Ewha Music Research Institute. Dr. Hwang also recently spoke at the National College Music Society (CMS) conference in Vancouver, British Columbia on the topic of “Diversity and Inclusion: The Keys to Understanding, Mentoring, and Recruiting Asian International Students in a Competitive Global Marketplace,” at the 2019 Southern Regional Meeting of the College Music Society (CMS) on “Demanding Equity with Excellence: Asian Female Musicians Assert Their Voices, Reclaiming Their Identity in Music Performance,” and at the Research Institute of Asian Women at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea, where she presented a lecture entitled “Finding Our Voices as Women” in March of 2019. 

Dr. Hwang was selected to perform as well as present research papers at the meetings of the International Double Reed Society in 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020. She has adjudicated the Florida Music Teachers National Association Young Artist competition, served as a Junior Competition Coordinator for the Florida MTNA competition in 2019, and also served as professional team for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, California. In November, 2019, Dr. Hwang was appointed to serve as a Vice President of Korean Relations on the Executive Board of the Asian Double Reed Association (ADRA), an organization devoted to bringing together double reed performers and teachers from throughout Asia. She holds the position of the Artistic Director of the University of Central Florida Bassoon Workshop, which is dedicated to inspiring young bassoonists and to helping to advance music education for bassoonists. 


Dr. Hwang attended the Asian Youth Orchestra Summer Program, 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 D.M.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder under the guidance of Yoshi Ishikawa and an M.M. from UCLA, where she studied with John Steinmetz. While studying at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg in Germany, she worked with Günter Blahuschek of the Bamberger Symphoniker and Yoshi Tominaga of the Universität Mozarteum. She also studied at the University of Southern California with Shawn Mouser, Associate Principal Bassoonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and received a Performance Diploma from Boston University under Matthew Ruggiero, former Associate Principal Bassoonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 

Education

  • D.M.A. in Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy from University of Colorado Boulder
  • Certificate in Bassoon Performance from University of Southern California
  • Certificate in Woodwind Performance from Boston University
  • M.M. in Bassoon Performance from University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.M. in Bassoon Performance from Sookmyung Women's University

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)
  • Finding Our Voices as Women (Research Institute of Asian Women, Sookmyung Women's University, 2019) 
  • Demanding Equity with Excellence: Asian Female Musicians Assert Their Voices, Reclaiming Their Identity in Music Performance (CMS Southern Conference, 2019)

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)
Sookmyung Alumni Outstanding and Talent Development Scholarship Award (2013)
Sejong Symphonic Wind Orchestra Appreciation Award (2018)

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2021.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
82194 MUN3423 Woodwind Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Not Online
No Description Available
80604 MVW1214 Secondary Bassoon Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80609 MVW1414 Bassoon Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
81017 MVW2424 Bassoon Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80618 MVW3434 Bassoon Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80808 MVW3434 Bassoon Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80623 MVW4444 Bassoon Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80628 MVW5454 Bassoon Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80897 MVW6464 Bassoon Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2020.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20823 MUN3423 Woodwind Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Not Online
No Description Available
17463 MUT1122 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Not Online
No Description Available
17464 MUT1122 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM Not Online
No Description Available
18089 MUT1122 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Not Online
No Description Available
17167 MVW1214 Secondary Bassoon Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17171 MVW1414 Bassoon Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17176 MVW2424 Bassoon Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17181 MVW3434 Bassoon Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17377 MVW3434 Bassoon Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17227 MVW4444 Bassoon Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17229 MVW5454 Bassoon Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17486 MVW6464 Bassoon Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
93732 MUN3423 Woodwind Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Not Online
No Description Available
90237 MUT1121 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Not Online
No Description Available
90239 MUT1121 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Not Online
No Description Available
89385 MVW1214 Secondary Bassoon Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89390 MVW1414 Bassoon Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89844 MVW2424 Bassoon Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89399 MVW3434 Bassoon Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89610 MVW3434 Bassoon Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89404 MVW4444 Bassoon Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89409 MVW5454 Bassoon Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89705 MVW6464 Bassoon Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available

Updated: May 28, 2020

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