Meet our Team
Dr. JeongEun Park Kang
Founder / Co-Executive Director
Dr. Kang is the founder and director of YMIC (Young Musicians Inspiring Change), a non-profit organization that guides and supports young musicians to use their talents to benefit the community and various charitable organizations all over the world.
Praised for her ability to “combine grace and power equally in her expert performances to delight the listener,” pianist JeongEun Park Kang is a highly sought after performer and teacher in the Washington DC area. Dr. Kang received her degrees in piano performance from the Catholic University of America (DMA), the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University (MM) and West Virginia University (BM). She has studied with Dr. Ivo Kaltchev, Marian Hahn, Dr. James Miltenberger, Jin-Woo Jung, Hong-Ja Jung, and Yong-Bae Kim.
Performing extensively as a soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Kang gave recitals at the Catholic University of America, Peabody Conservatory of Music, West Virginia University, NOVA, the Embassy of Korea and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. She has performed at the Seoul-Washington Women’s Associations Concert held in the Korean Ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC. She has performed as a concerto soloist with the Pusan City Orchestra in Korea and with the West Virginia University Orchestra. She also had the honor of performing for the President of Korea. In addition, she is a founding member of the Washington Piano Ensemble, which performs actively in the Washington DC area.
Dr. Kang has won many prestigious awards and scholarships, including being named finalist in the MTNA National Collegiate Competition and winning first-prize in both the Samick Competition and the Sun-hwa Competition in Korea. Additionally, she received music scholarships from West Virginia and the Catholic University of America.
A member of The National Guild of Piano Teachers, MTNA, MSMTA, MCMTA, Dr. Kang is dedicated to piano education. Many students from her successful teaching studio have placed in local, national, and international competitions and festivals. She is a recipient of the “Best Teacher” award from the International Hymn Competition.
Co-Executive / Admin. Director
Youngjoo Chin, soprano
MD Regional Director
Dr. Carolyn Oh, flutist
Artistic Director / Advisor
Dr. Catherine H. Lim, pianist
VA Regional Director
Dr. Janghyo Yoo, pianist
Collaborative pianist / Artistic Advisor