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Concordia Summer Piano Music Festival

July 17 – July 28, 2023

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Summer Piano Music Festival

Concordia University Irvine is pleased to launch the second Piano Summer Music Camp in the Borland-Manske Center. Talented young pianists are invited to take part in intensive piano programs led by distinguished faculty and guest artists. Participants will enhance their knowledge and musical skills while sharing the experience with peers and professional musicians.

Registration and Audition

Video Recordings required to apply. Use YouTube or a similar video-sharing platform to share One or two recordings that demonstrate your highest level of musical achievement. Participants will be selected to participate based on their video audition submission.

The submitted selections must represent one of the following style periods :
Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionism, 20th and 21st Century.

  • The first registration due date for early acceptance : April 1, 2023 with Registration fee $25.00
    Acceptance will be announced by April 5, 2023. Tuition due by April 10, 2023
  • The second registration due date: May 1, 2023 with Registration fee $60.00
    Acceptance will be announced by May 5, 2023. Tuition due by May 10, 2023.

Ages: 11 years old and up
Tuition: Domestic Students – $1450.00
International Students – $1720.00
Room and Board*: International Students – $920.00
Domestic Students – $780.00
Optional lunch package: $110.00
(No meals provided on weekends - 7/22 and 7/23)

*Students 18 and under who need room and board MUST be accompanied by a guardian or chaperon.

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Concerto Performance Audition, 2023

We are very excited to present the new festival program, 2022, “Concerto Concert” Six performers who are selected from the Concerto Audition, will perform with the Chamber Orchestra led by the Conductor & Pianist, Sung Chang at the Concerto Concert During the Festival.

Special Opportunity: Six selected concerto performers from the concerto audition will have a privilege to be nominated directly to the Final Round of IAPMT Grand Competition, Concerto Division, 7/29-30, 2023. Other participants for the concerto audition will also have the same opportunity if selected from the IAPMT Grand Competition adjudicators from the audition. (Please visit IAMPT Grand Competition for more information)

Audition date: 7/17, 2023, Monday
Concerto Concert date: TBA
Concerto Audition application fee: $60.00 (only for performers who apply for the concerto audition)
Performance fee: $500.00 (only for the selected performers)
Accompanist : The performers should arrange their own accompanist for the audition.
Repertoires: Perform only one movement of following repertoires

  • W. A. Mozart
    • Piano Concerto No.5 in D major, K.175
    • Piano Concerto No.6 in B-flat major, K.238
    • Piano Concerto No.8 in C major, K.246
    • Piano Concerto No.9 in E-flat major, K.271
    • Piano Concerto No.11 in F major, K.413
    • Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K.414
    • Piano Concerto No.13 in C major, K.415
    • Piano Concerto No.14 in E-flat major, K.449
    • Piano Concerto No.16 in D major, K.451
    • Piano Concerto No.17 in G major, K.453
    • Piano Concerto No.18 in B-flat major, K.456
    • Piano Concerto No.19 in F major, K.459
    • Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
    • Piano Concerto No.21 in C major, K.467
    • Piano Concerto No.22 in E-flat major, K.482
    • Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K.488
    • Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491
    • Piano Concerto No.25 in C major, K.503
    • Piano Concerto No.26 in D major, K.537
  • L. v. Beethoven
    • No. 1-5 All Concerti
  • E. Grieg
    • Piano Concerto, Op.16 (1st movement)
  • F.Chopin
    • Piano Concerto, Op.11, No.1 1st movement

Program Features:

Masterclasses : Solo, Piano Ensembles, Concerto performance
Private lessons Piano Ensembles Lessons

  • Special Topics classes with featured guest lecturers
    • Ancestors of keyboard instruments - Harpsichord and organ
    • Seminar for featured composers
    • 20th and 21st century piano music and technique
    • Fundamental Piano Technique
    • Rhythm Keyboard Improvisation ( Jazz harmony )
    • The Piano – The Construction, Mechanism, and Servicing
    • Let’s make your own song (Composition)
    • Magic of Harmony (handbell Ensemble)
    • Piano Technique

Faculty & Guests Artists Recitals
Final Student Recital
Concerto Concert

Faculty 2023

Dr. Judy Huang

As the Grand Prize winner of the 2004 Carmel Music Society Competition, Dr. Judy Huang has brought sensitivity, depth, and richness to her music through her versatility, lyricism, and technique. From her New York debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2006, and each appearance since, she has received great acclaim.

Dr. Huang has performed in concerts and given recitals around the world, from Taiwan, to the United States and Europe. As a soloist, she has performed with such orchestras as the Marina Del Rey-Westchester Symphony, Peninsula Symphony, Ventura Symphony, Redlands Symphony, Riverside Symphony, Concordia Orchestra, Crossroads Chamber Orchestra, UCLA Philharmonia, and Palermo Orchestra (Italy). As a chamber musician, she was a member of the Pro Arte Trio, which performed in the Young Artist Peninsula Music Festival and was featured in live performances on KUSC 91.5 FM. The trio was awarded first prizes in both the Chamber Music Society of MontereyPeninsula Competition and the Music Teacher Association of California Chamber Music Competition. Sharing her passion of chamber music, she is dedicated to community outreach programs and has collaborated with members of Pacific Symphony and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Huang received her BA, MM, and DMA degrees from UCLA. Her principle teachers were Robert Turner, Ming Qiang Li, Aube Tzerko, and Vitaly Margulis. She has taught at UCLA, Los Angeles Valley College, and International Institute for Young Musicians and Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana.

Dr. Huang has served as adjudicator in the MTNA Competitions in California and for the Music Teacher Association of California. Most recently, she is appointed as the State Chair of the Music Teacher Association of California Association of California Concerto/Solo Piano Competitions. Dr. Huang, a consistent national and international prize winner in solo competitions, also performs Duo Piano concerts with Turkish pianist, Fureya Unal throughout California.

Dr.Hyeyeon Jung

Associate professor of piano at Kunsan National University in Korea

The Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy. A native of Korea, Hyeyeon Jung is an active soloist, chamber musician, collaborative pianist, and educator. She received Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and a Master degree in piano pedagogy from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her prior musical training was at Seoul National University (Bachelor of Music) and Cleveland Institute of Music (Master of Music and Artist Diploma) in both solo piano and collaborative piano. While studying in Cleveland, she was named the recipient of Dr. Joseph and Bess Scharff Leven Prize, William Kurzban Prize, and Mu Phi Epsilon Rosa Lobe Collaborative Piano Award, described as “recognizing the highest level of artistic achievement.” She has also placed in various competitions including Piano Texas International Concerto Competition, Seattle International Piano Competition, American Protégé International Concerto Competition, Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition, Seoul Music Competition, Taegu Broadcasting Corporation Competition, Korea Philharmonic Orchestra competition, and Korean Music Society Competition.

As an outstanding soloist, she has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. She appeared as a soloist with a number of major orchestra including Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Gimcheon Civic Orchestra, Gunsan Pops Orchestra, Korean Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra. She made her European debut at Rimsky-Korsakov Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2009, she was invited to the Banff Music Centre in Alberta, Canada as an artist-in-residence working with the legendary Canadian pianist, Anton Kuerti. During past summers, Dr. Jung actively has participated in numerous international music festivals including Aspen, Bowdoin, San Francisco, Kent-Blossom, University of Nebraska Chamber Music Institute, Music Alp à Courchevel in France, San Juan Piano Festival in Puerto Rico, Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria, and Sydney in Australia. She also had master classes with internationally esteemed artists such as Arie Vardi, Robert McDonald, John Perry, Richard Goode, Jerome Lowenthal, Sergei Babayan, and John O’Connor.

As an enthusiastic educator and researcher, Ms. Jung is actively involved in Music Teachers National Association and Korean Piano Pedagogy Association. She presented on “Exploring the Genre of Preludes in the Twentieth Century Teaching Repertoire for Solo Piano” at the Illinois and Arizona State Music Teachers Association conference. She also gave a lecture recital with Dr. Reid Alexander, on the subject of “Youthful and Useful Repertoire: One Piano Four Hands.” She taught at University of Illinois, Hansei University, Joongang University, Sookmyung Women’s University, and currently is an associate professor of piano at Kunsan National University in Korea.

Bruce Stevens

President - Stevens Piano Specialties, Inc.

Bruce Stevens' connection to the piano began when, at 7 years of age, he began piano lessons. These classically focused lessons continued through his senior year at Norte Vista High School in Riverside, California. In 1978, following his completion of study in electronics and earning an A.A. degree at Riverside City College, Bruce’s curiosity about the piano tuning business caused him to seek an apprenticeship with Ben Hershberger, at Morey’s Music Store, Long Beach, Ca. During the five years Bruce was at Morey’s, he experienced piano tuning, repairs, rebuilding, piano moving, piano rentals and retail sales. In 1980, he joined the Piano Technicians Guild and obtained Registered Piano Technician status one year later. In 1983 he began what would be 16 years of employment with the Los Angeles School District where he did extensive tuning, repair, and restoration. In 1998 he decided to leave the LAUSD employment and manage his own piano service and restoration business. Almost since the beginning of his career, Bruce has been a familiar face in the Piano Technicians Guild as he regularly attended chapter meetings, seminars, state, and national conventions. He has been on the board of the South Bay Chapter several times, on PTG national committees, served multiple terms as President of the California State Conference and the Western and Pacific Regional Conference and has functioned as Conference Director for both Conferences and Institute Director for WESTPAC. He is currently on the PTG Institute Committee as Audio Visual Director. He is the recipient of the PTG Member of Note award, the California State Conference Sid Stone Service award, and the Pacific Northwest Conference James H. Burton Award. In 2015 was inducted into the PTG Hall of Fame. Bruce has been the piano technician for Concordia University since 2006.

Sung Chang

Pianist & Conductor

Pianist Sung Chang is known for his outstanding technical abilities, musical maturity, and sensitive yet powerful expression that shines through the keys. He has received critical acclaim for his “poetic imagination, superb technical skills, and, most importantly, a deep emotional connection to whatever music he plays” by Jeffrey Kahane.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Sung Chang gave his debut concert at the age of five. At 16 he was accepted into the prestigious Korea National University of Arts, and his musical virtuosity attracted international attention when he became the youngest ever to win the Nagoya International Piano Competition in Japan.

Since then Chang has gone on to win more than ten international competitions around the world including in the United States, Germany, Italy, Korea, and Japan. His impressive list of awards from the major international piano competitions includes- the first prize and the audience prize at the Chopin-Gesellschaft Hannover Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb, the first prize and the special award for the "Best Performance of a Virtuoso Piece" at the Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition, a silver medal with two special prizes in "Best Performance of a Work by a Classical Composer" and "Best Performance of a Work by a Spanish, Latin American or Impressionistic Composer" at the San Antonio International Piano Competition, and a silver medal at the New Orleans International Piano Competition.

Chang currently resides in Los Angeles, California after completing further studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover in Hannover, Germany and the USC Thornton School of Music.

Jinyoung Chang

Ewha Womans University The Graduate School of Performing Arts

Through her impressive interpretation, Jin-Young Chang from Korea was able to breathe new life into the piece and make it comprehensible. A great achievement” (Murrhardter Zeitung)

with glittering shimmering colors and pearly barrels.. interpreted with subtlety" (Lippische Landes-Zeitung)

A dynamic and unstoppable performance, with a very chewy and savory quality. It was clear what and how the performer was communicating to the audience.”(journal of music)

Pianist Jin-young Chang, who consistently receives enthusiastic praise and response from the audience, graduated from Ewha Womans University and received a Diplom at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and a Konzertexamen at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.

She has performed as a soloist with the Ewha Womans University Orchestra and the Ansan Korean Music Orchestra, and has given numerous recitals and chamber music concerts in Germany, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Austria, the United States, and Korea. Additionally, she has served as an accompanist for the C. Kangiesser class, a cello professor at the National Conservatory of Music in Cologne, and as an exclusive accompaniment instructor for master classes. As a duo performer, she has presented complete cycles of Beethoven's sonatas for piano and violin from 2019 to 2020 and Mozart's sonatas for piano and violin from 2021 to 2022, with a focus on academic devotion.

As a solo pianist, she began a series of concerts featuring all of Beethoven's piano sonatas, titled 'Alles besser,' in 2022. She was a visiting professor at Ewha Womans University and taught at Goyang Arts High School, Anyang Arts High School, Incheon Arts High School, Chungbuk Arts High School, Mokwon University, Baekseok University, Cheongju University, and Korea National University of Transportation. She taught piano, piano ensemble, method of teaching piano in a group setting, piano playing technique, and a liberal arts course called world music culture, which combines diverse musical expertise and traditions. Currently, She is a studio faculty member at Ewha Womans University, Ewha Womans University The Graduate School of Performing Arts, Sunhwa Arts High School, Chungnam Arts High School, Sunhwa Arts Middle School.

Contact Us

For more information about the Summer Chamber Music Camp, please feel free to contact us directly.

Hyunjoo Choi

Dr. Hyunjoo Choi
(949) 214 - 4823
[email protected]

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