Julie J. Hahn
Classical concert pianist and professor of music Julie Juyun Hahn has appeared as a solo pianist, accompanist, chamber musician, and conductor. She has given numerous piano solo recitals in various locations such as in Houston, Austin, Madison, Baltimore, Washington, D.C in the U.S.A; Perugia and Assisi in Italy; Seoul and Busan in Korea. Julie performed as a prize winner with the Peabody Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Ensemble, the University of Texas Orchestra, as well as the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra. Julie has performed with the chamber orchestra I Solisti di Perugia while participating in an international piano festival (Music Fest Perugia) in 2007 in Italy. Julie often gives solo and chamber recitals at local venues in Virginia and Washington D.C., such as the Kennedy Center, Steinway Hall, Lyceum Museum, Ernst Centre Theatre, Ward Hall, and other University concert halls in D.C. Julie has served as the pianist and choral accompanist at Korean Central Presbyterian Church, All Nations Dream Church and the Catholic University of America. As a choral and orchestral conductor she also has directed and played with the Christian Dream Youth Orchestra and Choir, and currently, serves with Open Door Chamber Ensemble at church.
Julie studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland (M.M in Piano Performance), the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (M.M in Piano Pedagogy), and the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin (B.M in Piano Performance). Julie is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Worship Studies, specialized in Ethnomusicology at the Liberty University.
She has been on the music faculty at Northern Virginia Community College since 2005. She teaches Applied Music in Piano (MUS 145 &245), Music Appreciation (MUS 121), Musicianship (MUS 101), Music Theory (MUS 111), and Class Piano I&II (MUS 141&142) courses. Julie is a National Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) and is often invited as an adjudicator for competitions, auditions, and festivals. She is also an active member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), NVMTA (Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association), and NFMC (National Federation of Music Clubs). Julie enjoys volunteering for youth organizations such as the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (AYPO) and Solo and Ensemble Festival for public schools.
Julie is dedicated to teaching both collegiate students and children. She has been maintaining her piano studio in Centreville, Virginia, since 1998. Many of her college-prep students have been accepted into prestigious music schools across America such as the Conservatory of Music of the Oberlin College, Catholic University of America, Florida State University, George Mason University, James Madison University, and many other universities in abroad (in England, Australia, and Korea). Many have also received music performance scholarships and competition prizes. Some of her students went on to perform on the Millennium stage at the Kennedy Center, participating in the Washington International Piano Festival in 2011 and 2013. Most of Julie's piano studio students have received superior ratings every year on MTNA and NFMC festivals/competitions, and they have been selected to perform at honor's recitals.