All ODU Community Music Division instructors are highly qualified individuals who not only posses the knowledge of the instrument, but also the passion for teaching it. Whether a novice or advanced, our instructors teach students the principals of their instruments that help build a foundation for the rest of their lives.
Below you will find information about instructors for this instrument. Contact us for information on how to contact these instructors and begin private lessons.
HYE-YUN CHUNG BENNETT—HARP, PIANO
Hye-Yun Chung began her piano lessons when she was four years of old in Seoul, Korea. Hye-Yun Chung made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1979, earning rave reviews in the New York Times: “Absorbing from start to finish, assertive and incisive, and she showed that she has the facility and poise to handle a demanding program.”
Ms. Bennett was a prizewinner at the Fifth International Harp Competition in Jerusalem, Israel in 1973. She received B.M. degree from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, and M.A. degree from California State University at Los Angeles. She was teaching assistant to Susann McDonald while pursuing DMA degree at University of Arizona in Tucson and completed the Professional Study Plan at the Juilliard School. She was a scholarship recipient to study with Robert Pace Piano Pedagogy Course at Columbia University in 1980.
She was a pianist for the National Opera Company in Seoul, Korea.
Ms. Bennett was an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University teaching both harp and piano. She taught at the International Music Camp in Seoul, Korea and at Brevard Summer Music Festival in NC.
Klavier International Records Co. produced a CD album “Musical Colors” of Ms. Bennett, harpist and Wayne Hedrick, flutist, you could hear them on national radio station occasionally. She made her debut solo harp album of “French Impressionist Harp Music” by Centaur Record Co. The Musical Heritage Society produced several recordings of her performance with the New York Harp Ensemble.
She performed under Aaron Copland’s direction at Carnegie Hall in 1979.
She served as a judge for the American Harp Society’s National Harp Competitions in St. Paul, Minn., Pittsburgh, Penn. and Los Angeles, CA.
She had served as a harpist with many orchestras including Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto Music Festival and North Carolina Bach Festival in Charleston, SC and a featured soloist with symphony orchestras in Korea and in the US.
Hye-Yun was a guest artist at the Third and the Sixth World Harp Congresses in Seattle, WA and Jerusalem, Israel. She was a solo residence artist for the “Young Audience of Virginia”. Ms. Bennett is an Adjunct Professor at ODU teaches harp and piano. She taught at the Governor’s School.
She is a pianist at the Calvary Baptist Church, Portsmouth, VA since 2001.
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