Eugenia Jeong

Eugenia Jeong
Director of Piano Studies
BM, Eastman School of Music; MM, PhD, Northwestern University

Eugenia Jeong serves as Director of the Piano Program at the University of Chicago. She has performed across North America, Europe, and Asia in venues ranging from the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Symphony Center, Beneroya Hall in Seattle, Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, and Washington D.C.’s Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center for the Arts, to auditoriums in Bangalore, India, Sde Boker, Israel, and South Korea. She has reached diverse audiences ranging from the Chicago Cultural Center’s regular attendees to kindergarten children in rural parts of Eastern Washington State. Equally at home as a chamber musician, she regularly collaborates with artist-faculty in the Chicago area and beyond, and serves as a staff pianist at Northwestern University.  

Eugenia holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Northwestern University with departmental program honors. Her doctoral dissertation, “Reinterpreting the Classical Music Market Crisis: An Opportunity to Reimagine Creative Presentations,” explores how conservatory-trained musicians can rethink standard concert traditions in order to engage broader audiences. Fueled by a passion for community engagement, Eugenia enjoys organizing concerts for underserved communities of Chicago, including senior-service organizations and public schools in low-income neighborhoods.  

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