Jungwon Yoon

Precollege Faculty

A celebrated violinist, educator, and mentor, Jungwon Yoon is recognized for her passionate devotion as a teacher and her empathy for her students. Born in South Korea, Yoon began her musical studies at the age of five. Her first teachers were her parents, who were accomplished violin pedagogues renowned in Korea for discovering and nurturing young talent.

Yoon’s quest for excellence in music led her to continue her studies with her great teacher and mentor, violinist and educator Lucie Robert. Under her guidance, Yoon honed her skills as a violinist and developed a deeper understanding of music pedagogy, which would shape her career and teaching philosophy. Yoon also studied with Catherine Cho, Patinka Kopec, and Todd Phillips.

Yoon has attended master classes with Joel Smirnoff, Arnold Steinhardt, Aaron Rosand, Pinchas Zukerman, Donald Weilerstein, and members of the Emerson, American, and Orion String Quartets, among other renowned violinists. In 2013, she became a faculty member and director of the string department at the New Jersey Music School. Many of her students have gone on to win national and international competitions and to perform in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and Bruno Walter Hall. Her students also regularly gain admission to the world’s premier music conservatories with scholarships.

By combining the influences of her teachers with her own experiences teaching at the New Jersey Music School, Yoon seeks to provide a broad range of musical experiences for her students, encouraging them to explore and to collaborate with other genres of music. She actively pursues and creates new performance opportunities for her students, encouraging them to collaborate with musicians from both classical and popular backgrounds, such as participating in the production of music videos in genres that are less familiar to her students to expand their boundaries. Yoon continues to search for new, innovative ideas to provide the most effective learning environment for her students and to equip them with the tools to find their own path.

Yoon studied at the Juilliard Pre-College Division, where she was the last disciple of the late Dorothy DeLay. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Manhattan School of Music and her Master of Music and Professional Studies degree in violin performance from the Mannes College of Music. Yoon holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance from Rutgers University.

Yoon joined the MSM Precollege Violin faculty in the 2023–24 academic year.

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