Ji Hye Jung

Ji Hye Jung

Vanderbilt University

Ji Hye Jung is Associate Professor of Percussion at Vanderbilt Universitys Blair School of Music and principal percussionist with the west coast-based chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica. An advocate for new music, she has commissioned works by Kevin Puts, Emma OHalloran, Annika Scolofsky, Bora Yoon, Molly Herron, Christopher Theofanidis, Alehandro Vinao, Lukas Ligeti, Paul Lansky, Jason Treuting, Michael Torke, David Bruce, Huang Ruo, and John Serry.

Ms. Jung garnered consecutive first prizes at the 2006 Linz International Marimba Competition and the 2007 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition while completing a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

As an artist endorser, she proudly represents Pearl/Adams instruments, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, and Zildjian Cymbals.

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    The most memorable experience being on the stage is the Percussion Collective Concerto concert with Aspen Music Festival Orchestra in Aspen, CO in August 2019!
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    I love working with friends and working with composers to create new music for percussion.