Jiyoun Chung is a native Korean pianist composer. Since she moved to the USA in 2008, her pieces have been performed at festivals and concerts such as the 2019 American Composers Orchestra EarShot, the 2019 String Quartet Smackdown V, the 2019 Music by Women Festival at Mississippi University for Women, the 2019 Women Composers Festival of Hartford, the 2019 College Music Society International Conference in Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges, Belgium, the 2015 Singapore Asian Composers Festival, the 2014 Graduate Association of Music and Musician at University of Texas-Austin and the 2014 Red Note Festival. She was a finalist in the 2014 PUBLIQ Access competition and the 2014 Birmingham New Music Festival, a semifinalist in The American Prize in 2013 and 2014, and she also received honorable mention in the Rebecca Sherburn Composition competition.
Her pieces have been commissioned, performed or recorded by outstanding groups and musicians such as Ensemble Dal Niente, Invoke, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus, Jonathan Levin, April Kim, John Koch, and many others.
She has worked actively as an arranger with professional orchestras and choirs as well. In 2012, Yesol publishing company published her book of arrangement, Rainbowbox Orchestra Performance Book. Jiyoun Chung received her Bachelor in Composition from Hanyang University in South Korea. She earned her Master’s degree both in Composition and in Piano Performance from Illinois State University, studying with Carl Schimmel and Martha Horst. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts in composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she studied with Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and James Mobberley.