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Piano Renewal Initiative

Please consider supporting our Piano Renewal Initiative. If you have a high-quality piano in good condition that you are no longer using, or if you would like to purchase or contribute towards a new piano, please contact the Department of Music Office for more information regarding our specific needs.

Metropolitan Club donates Steinway M grand piano

Katz Foundation donates new Steinway recital piano

Leon Bates Masterclass and Mini-Concert officially launches Piano Renewal Initiative.

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Jihoon Chang


Childers Hall, Room SB-2
(202) 806-4022

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Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Master of Music, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Performer's Certificate, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Bachelor of Music, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
A.A. Harding Award, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Theodore Presser Award, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

Jihoon Chang is a member of the United States Marine Band, Washington, DC from 1990 – present.

Demonstrated wide-ranging versatility on all clarinets while performing extensively throughout the United States and Europe, at the White House, for State Department and Commandant of the Marine Corps as a member of "The President's Own," United States Marine Band. Soloist with Illinois Clarinet Choir, Gibbs Orchestra, Trinity Chamber Orchestra, and on the Marine Band's 7-week tour. Performed in faculty recitals at Sandy Spring Museum with distinguished musicians from Gaithersburg and Baltimore region. Founding member of Voci di Vento, a woodwind quintet active throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Staff member at the Academy of Music in Gaithersburg, teaching up to 13 clarinet and saxophone students, and Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, ME, nurturing young aspiring musicians as an instructor and counselor. Given numerous master classes in solo, duet, trio, and quartet settings. Choir Director at First Christian Presbyterian Church.



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Event Highlights

Many of our events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


10th Annual Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration - April 2017

* Howard University Choir Spring Concert - Ira Aldridge Theater, Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 7 PM. FREE

* Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert featuring Dr. Liana Valente, Soprano Soloist - Ira Aldridge Theater, Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 3 PM. FREE

* Duo Piano Concert to Benefit the Deprtment of Music - Childers Recital Hall, Sun, May 7, 2017, 5 PM. DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR



* Singing South Asia: Special Guest Performance by Pakistan’s Sanam Marvi & Arieb Azhar - Childers Recital Hall, Tue, Apr 18, 2017, 12:40 PM. FREE

• Sundance Institute Film Music Program presents Peter Golub, Director. Opportunity to apply for Summer Institute - Childers Recital Hall, Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 12:40 PM. FREE