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Dr. Ju-Yong Ha:  Ethnomusicologist  & Composer

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Email: juyong@hamusic.org


Education

The Graduate Center, The City University of New York – DMA in Composition with additional emphasis in Ethnomusicology. Dissertation: The Grand and Majestic: Ujo in P’ansori and Sanjo Tradition; Dissertation Composition for Orchestra: Shinawii for Shaman Ritual Dance. (defense completed, March 30, 2007).

The Hartt School, The University of Hartford - M.M. in Music Composition awarded in 1994. Master’s Composition: “Kangkang Suwolae” (Game of Hide and Seek) for Voice and Orchestra. 

Hanyang University (Seoul, Korea) - B.M. in Music Composition and Korean Traditional Music

Awards and Honors

2001-2004
Teaching Fellowship, Baruch College, New York, NY.
1998-2002
University Fellowship, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, NY, NY.
1994
First Prize, The New World Chamber Ensemble Composition Competition, Hartford, CT.
1991-1994
Talent Scholarship, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT.
1993
David Burton Scholarship, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT.

Teaching and Professional Experience

2008 - Present
Cultural Liaison for the Arts
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea / The Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation / The Korean Arts Management Service / The Gugak FM Broadcasting System of Seoul
2000 - Present
Executive Director: The Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association, New York, NY.
2001 - 2004
Adjunct Professor: Department of Fine & Performing Arts, Baruch College, New York, NY.
2002 - 2004
Adjunct Professor: Department of Humanity, New York City College of Technology, New York, NY.
1998 - 2001
Adjunct Professor: Department of Music, The City College, New York, NY.
1995 - 1997
Lieutenant: Korean Army, Seoul, Korea.

Courses Taught

Studio Piano
Ear Training I, II
Harmony I, II
Introduction to Music (Music Appreciation)
Introduction to Music Theory
Introduction to World Music
Keyboard Harmony
Music Theory for Elementary School Teachers
Music Technology I

Publications

2007
“Opening New Vistas for Korean Culture,” in Gugaknuri, vol 86: 20-21, Journal of the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts (NCKTPA).  
2006
“The Grand and the Majestic: Ujo in P’ansori Tradition,” in Music and Culture, vol. 15, Journal of the Korean Society for World Music.

Refereed Abstracts and Presentations

2008
“Kang Eun Il and HaegumPlus,” Association for Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Annual Conference, New York, New York.   
2006
“Korean Kisaeng and Their Performing Traditions under the Impact of Japanese Colonialism, presented as one of the four papers for the panel, “Music Censored and Controlled? Korean Music during the Japanese Colonial Period,” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
2006
“Lifting Up the Sound: Seongum and Performance Practice of Ujo in P’ansori Tradition.” Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California Chapter Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
2005
“The Voice of Pathos: Korean Kisaeng and Their Role in P'ansori Performance,” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
2003
“The Grand and the Majestic: Ujo in P’ansori Performance,” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, Miami, FL.
2002
“Mozart Piano Concerto, K. 453, No. 17 in G major, II: A Schenkerian Approach,” Society for National Music (Minjok umak yeonguhoe) Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea.
2001
“Harmonic Ambiguity: Three Early Songs by Richard Strauss,” Graduate Students in Music (GSIM) Annual Conference, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY.

Invited Presentations

2007
“Korean Music: Folk Songs,” Guest Lectures, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.
2006
“Korean Music: P’ansori and Sanjo Tradition,” Guest Lectures, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.
2005
“Modal Practices in Korean Folk Music Tradition,” Guest Lectures, Union College, Schenectady, NY.
2005
“P’ansori: History and Performance Practice.” Guest Lectures, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.
2004
“Sanjo: Improvisation in Korean Instrumental Music,” Guest Lectures, Union College, Schenectady, NY.
2004
“Korean Folk Songs,” Guest Lectures,” Global Beat of the Boroughs: The Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) Concert Series 3, Peter Norton Symphony Space Theater, New York, NY.
2003
“Yongsan Hoesang and Korean Court Music,” Guest Lectures, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.
2002
“Introduction to Korean Music,” Guest Lectures, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.

Composition Commissions

2008
“Seolgyeong for Gayageum Solo” commissioned by the renown gayageum player, Jung Gil-seon, Seoul, Korea.
2008
“Images and Dance” commissioned by the Soloist Ensemble “Sang Sang,” Seoul, Korea.
2007-2008
“Chum” for Orchestra commissioned by the National Center for Traditional Performing Arts Orchestra, Seoul, Korea.

2000
“Memories of the Bitter Spring, Art Song Collection for soprano and piano, commissioned by the renown soprano, Christina Suh, Los Angeles, CA.

Composition Performances

2006
“Images and Dance for trio,” Umyeondang Recital Hall, Seoul, Korea.
2005
“Theme and Variations for gayageum, daegeum and haegeum,” Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Symphony Space, New York, NY.
2004
“Memories of My Childhood for Solo Piano,” Ju-Yeon Sung’s DMA Recital, Elebash Recital Hall, the Graduate Center, New York, NY.
2004
“Samulnori for gayageum Trio,” Global Beat of the Boroughs: The Center for Traditional Music and Dance Concert Series 3, Peter Norton Symphony Space Theater, New York, NY.
2003
“Winter Wind for daegum, gayageum, violin, cello and percussion,” Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, New York, NY.
2003
“Banseorum for cello and gayageum,” Recital Hall, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2002
“Shinawii IV for solo piano,” Recital Hall, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2001
“Memories of My Childhood for solo piano,” at the annual conference of the College Music Society, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2001
“Contemplation I for violin and daegeum,” CUNY Composer’s Alliance Concert, Elebash Hall, the Graduate Center, New York, NY.
2000
“Memories of the Bitter Spring,” Art Song Collection for Soprano and Piano, Christina Suh’s Solo Recital, Bovard Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA.
1999
“Memories of My Childhood for solo piano,” CUNY Composer’s Alliance Concert, Baruch College, New York, NY.
1995
“A Terrible Hour for soprano and chamber ensemble,” CUNY Composer’s Alliance Concert, Baruch College, New York, NY.
1995
“Spirits for soprano, harp, clarinet and percussion,” The Contemporary Players, CUNY Composer’s Alliance Concert, 2nd Floor Studio, Graduate Center, New York, NY.
1994
“Shinawii for violin and piano,” The Contemporary Players, CUNY Composer’s Alliance Concert, 2nd Floor Studio, Graduate Center, New York, NY.
1994
“Shinawii for violin and piano,” The New World Chamber Ensemble, Millard Auditorium, The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT.
1993
“Salpuree for string quartet,” Canberra String Quartet, Millard Auditorium, The Hartt School,West Hartford, CT.
1993
“Gut for 8 Players,” The Hartt Contemporary Players, Millard Auditorium, The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT.

Performance Experience (Gayageum – Korean 12 string zither)

2005
Theme and Variations for gayageum, daegeum and haegeum, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Symphony Space, New York, NY.
2004
The Blue Bird for Korean Traditional Chamber Ensemble, “Lincoln Center Summer Music Festival, Out-of-Doors,” Lincoln Center, New York, NY.
2004
Samulnori for gayageum trio, “Global Beat of the Boroughs”: The Center for Traditional Music and Dance Concert Series 3, Peter Norton Symphony Space Theater, New York, NY.
2003
Sanjo for Solo gayageum, Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association Annual Concert, Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, New York, NY.
1999
Shinawii Naduri for gayaguem duet, “Harmony of East and West,” Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association Annual Concert, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY.

Grants

2008
Principal writer for “Korea 21” (Korean Contemporary Music Ensemble) Application to The Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism, for $140.000.
2007
Principal writer for Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association (KTPAA) Grant Application to New York State Council on the Arts, for $15.000.
2006
Principal writer for Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association (KTPAA) Grant Application to New York State Council on the Arts, for $15.000.
2005
Principal writer for Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association (KTPAA) Grant Application to New York State Council on the Arts, for $15.000.
2004
Principal writer for KTPAA Grant Application to New York State Council on the Arts, for $7.000.
2003
Principal writer for KTPAA Grant Application to National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), for $15.000.
2003
Principal writer for KTPAA Grant Application to New York State Council on the Arts, for $7.000.
2002
 Principal writer for KTPAA Grant Application to New York State Council on the Arts, for $7.000.
2001
Principal writer for KTPAA Grant Application to New York State Council on the Arts, for $7.000.
2000
 Principal writer for KTPAA Grant Application to New York State Council on the Arts, for $7.000.
1999
 Principal writer for KTPAA Grant Application to New York State Council on the Arts, for $4.000.

Productions and Lectures for Concerts

2007
“Namdo Fantasy,” Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association Annual Concert, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Symphony Space, New York, NY.
2006
“An Evening Excursion: A Panorama of Korean Arts,” Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association Annual Concert, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Symphony Space, New York, NY.
2005
“Chuseok: Autume Night,” Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association Annual Concert, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Symphony Space, New York, NY.
2004
“A Korean Afternoon: A Bouquet of Traditional Music and Dance,” Lincoln Center Summer Music Festival, “Out-of-Doors 2004,” Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center, New York,
NY.
2004
“Global Beat of the Boroughs”: The Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) Concert Series 3, Peter Norton Symphony Space Theater, New York, NY.
2004
“Korean Music and Dance,” Olympic Festival, 2012 New York Olympic Committee, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY.
2003
“Sue Yeon Park: Inaugural Performance of the Official Mastership of Intangible Cultural Asset, No. 97, Salpuri Chum (Shaman Dance), Kaye Playhouse, New York, NY.
2002
“Sounds of Korea,” Lincoln Center Summer Music Festival, “Out-of-Doors 2002,” Lincoln Center, New York, NY.
2002
“In Memory of 911,” Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association Annual Concert, Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, New York, NY.
2001
“Court and Folk Traditions,” Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association Annual Concert, Merkin Hall, New York, NY.
2000
“A Millennial Concert,” Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association Annual Concert, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York, NY.
2000
“Sounds of Korea,” Lincoln Center Summer Music Festival, “Out-of-Doors 2004,” Josie
Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center, New York, NY.
2000

Newspaper Interviews and Articles

October 2006
“Korean Music Concert 2006,” The Korea Times, New York, NY.
October 2006
“An Evening Excursion: A Panorama of Korean Arts,” The Central Daily News, New York, NY.
October 2006
“KTPAA Annual Concert 2006,” Segye Ilbo,” New York, NY.
October 2005
“Introducing Korean Music,” The Korea Times, New York, NY.
January 2005
“Korean Barbecue,” The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA.
May 2004
“Backyard cooking,” Seacoastonline, Portsmouth, NH.
February 2004
“Do You Like Seoul Music?” Newsday, New York, NY.
November 2003
“From Mali to Manhattan:” Sound of Korea, New York Daily News, New York, NY.
May 1994
“The New World Chamber Ensemble,” The Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT.

Professional Memberships

American Composers Forum
Association for Asian Studies
Association for Korean Music Research (AKMR)
College Music Society (CMS)
Dongyang umak yeonguhoe (Society for Asian Music Research, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea)
Korean Society for World Music
International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)
Minjok Umak Yonguhoe (Society of National Music, Seoul, Korea)
Society for Asian Music
Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)
Society for Music Theory

Languages

Korean — native speaker.
English — complete reading, writing, and speaking fluency.
German — reading knowledge.
French — reading knowledge.

Music Study

Composition with David Del Tredici, Stephen Gryc, and James Sellars. Ethnomusicology with Stephen Blum and Anthony Rauche. Musicology with Michael Griffel, John Graziano and Richard Kramer.
Music Theory with Charles Burkhart, Joseph Straus, William Rothstein, Anthony Rauche, James Sellars.
Piano with Paul Rutman and Alexander Farkas.
Electronic Music with Stephan Gryc.
MusicAesthetics with Imanuel Wilheim.
Gayageum (Korean 12 string zither) with the Master In-Young Beak and Gee-Sook  Beak.
P’ansori with Song Hee Pak (National Human Treasure) and Kim Sumi.
Korean Traditional Music with O-Sung Kwon, Yong-Jin Kim and Po-Hyoung Yi.

Rev. Jan. 2010