B.A. in Piano Performance, Kosin University; M.A. in Teaching, Lehman College; CUNY EDD-ABD in Piano Pedagogy, Teachers College; RCM Teaching Certificate, Columbia University
30+ years of private lessons, group classes at music schools and colleges
Sung-Hae Jung is an active pianist and a long-time educator in the United States and South Korea. Sung-Hae has had a successful 30+ career in teaching and accompanying students and professionals in various settings including the Bronx Opera Company, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, NJ Chinese Community Center, Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Lehman College (CUNY), Columbia University, and Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, NJ. Her students have won awards in the Golden Key Music Festival and many of her students received High Honor and High Honor with Distinction for RCMDP, some of whom additionally earned the Center and State level of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. Through these competitions, Sung-Hae’s students had the honor to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Sung-Hae’s career as a church pianist started at the age of 9 when she played for her home church at Sunday School and substituted for the adult congregation. At the age of 10, Sung-Hae started to receive invitations to perform solo recitals and as an accompaniment at other churches. Later, her musical talent brought additional opportunities to perform as a soloist in recitals and accompaniment for singers, choruses and orchestras in major cities in South Korea. Today, Sung-Hae continues this tradition as the music director (pianist/organist/conductor) for Vincent United Methodist Church in Nutley, NJ. Sung-Hae earned her B.A. in piano performance at Kosin University; M.A. in Music Education at Lehman College, CUNY; and EdD-ABD in Music Education (concentration on piano pedagogy) at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a Founding and Certified Teacher of Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, a member of the Piano Teachers Society of America where hse is a recipient of Genia Robiner Pedagogy Awards, the Music Teachers National Association (NJMTA), Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education), and the American Guild of Organists. Her teachers include Namsook Kim, late Dr. Hadassar Sahr (20th century music specialist), Ada Kopetz-Korf (Teacher at MSM and TC), Dr. Bert Konowitz (in Jazz), Dr. Benjamin Allen Loeb (Accompanying & Chamber), Dr. John Schuder (Organ), and Jose Ramos-Santana (Romantic Music Virtuoso).