Sun Yong Hwang

Adjunct Professor of Piano
Music Program
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Music Program

Pianist Sunyong Hwang, born in South Korea, began her piano study at age five.

Ms. Hwang holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Chun-Ang University in South Korea, where she studied under Dr. Wan-Kyu Chung and Hye-Sun Ahn; a Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, under Dr. Thomas Yee; and a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano pedagogy, under Dr. William Westney, from Texas Tech University.

She won several piano competitions and was a prize winner of the Chun Cheon Si Piano Competition and the Gang Won Do Music Competition in her native Korea.  She won the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Concerto Competition and performed in the Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Winds with the UH Symphony Orchestra in 2013. While pursuing her doctoral degree at TTU, she conducted group class piano and taught private piano lessons for undergraduate students.

As an active solo and collaborative piano performer, Ms. Hwang embraces a wide repertoire of styles for solo piano work and chamber work.

Ms. Hwang is also passionate about teaching. She has dedicated herself to teaching piano and theory for 20 years, working with piano students both in South Korea and in the United States. Her students have been winners in numerous piano competitions.

Last Updated: 07/08/2020