Ga-Yeong Jeong

Ga-Yeong Jeong earned her sequential Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Composition at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, under the guidance of Prof. Sung Yun. She then received her second Master’s degree, studying with Prof. Michael Hersch, and the Doctor of Musical Art degree under the guidance of Prof. Oscar Bettison at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She was awarded the First Prize of Chengdu-China International Composition Competition with a chamber work titled Hyang, which means resonance in Korean, in 2011. Her music is considered to possess unique colors and subtle nuances expressing sophisticated and dramatic musical languages, which often evokes mysteriously mellow and poignant atmosphere. However, she has imbued highly diverse feelings and themes into a variety of her musical art works, including solos, ensembles, symphonies and concertos.