The Department of Art, Music and Theatre presents: Lecturer, Ju Yong Ha

Music / Singing - Lecture/Discussion

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Assumption College: Kennedy Memorial Hall/Public Safety
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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Dr. Ju Yong Ha, composer and ethnomusicologist, has worked in both academia and professional performance venues. He has brought Korean and Asian traditional and contemporary music to the U.S., Europe and South America, and has worked closely with the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) as a cultural attaché to artistic communities abroad. Most recently, he directed a series of performances and lectures in New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles with many of the most prestigious Korean performing artists and ensembles including Korea 21: Music Here & Now, Tori Ensemble, Kang Eun Il and Haegum Plus, Sai Ensemble, Noreum Machi, Chae Su Jung and Akdang Iban, and the pansorisinger, Oh Jung Hae. Dr. Ha is also dedicated to scholarly work in music theory, especially the music of Mozart and R. Strauss, and in ethnomusicology, specializing in Korean music, and has published articles in the journals Music and Culture, and Asian Music Research.He has been instrumental in creating the new journal, Perspectives on Korean Music, in which his own work on sanjoappears, and he edited and translated two English-language texts, Encounters with Korean Traditional Music 1 and 2, on gayageumand samulnori. He is the director of the annual International New York Sanjo Festival and Symposium sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Culture. He has taught at City College, Baruch College, and has been a guest lecturer at festivals and colleges in the U.S.and internationally, including Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Dartmouth, Brandeis, University of Hartford, Amherst College, Smith College, Union College and Trinity College. Dr. Ha received his doctorate in composition and ethnomusicology at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, with a ground-breaking dissertation study of pansori and gayageum sanjo. He has had many successful performances of his music. Dr. Ha is currently appointed as a visiting professor at the Korean National University of Arts-Conservatory in Seoul, Korea.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School


Last Modified: February 6, 2013 at 9:42 AM

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