Faculty & Instructors
Mee Jung Ahn, Pre-College Recorder Program Coordinator
● Master of Arts, Musicology, Indiana University (In Progress)
● Master of Music, Early Music (Recorder), Indiana University, 2011
● Bachelor of Music, Music Theory, Seoul National University, 2009
● Undergraduate Year-In, Historical Performance (Recorder), Royal Academy of Music in London, 2007
Mee Jung Ahn was born in Seoul, South Korea. She started to play the recorder at the age of nine and afterwards gave many solo recitals and won numerous 1st prizes in the national competition for solo recorder.
In 2004 and 2007, she had her solo recitals in a Kumho Young Artist Concert as a gifted recorder player. In 2009 she graduated (summa cum laude) from Seoul National University, where she earned a bachelor of music in music theory. Prior to that, in fall 2006, she completed a year in the Historical Performance program at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied the recorder with Daniel Brüggen and Peter Holtslag. She has attended many intensive master classes with such artists as Dan Laurin, Matthias Maute, Kees Boeke, Saskia Coolen, and Carin van Heerden, in Korea, Austria, England, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and the U.S.A. At the Amherst Early Music Festival 2008, she received a Scholarship Award and gave a solo performance. She also participated in the International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg in summer 2010, performing actively among world-wide recorder players.
She has earned a Master of Music in recorder in the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, studying with Han Tol and Michael McCraw, where she has performed often as soloist with the IU Baroque Orchestra and in Concentus, and given recitals and chamber music concerts. Having been recognized as a deserving student, she received the Willi Apel Early Music Scholarship Award from IU in 2010. She was selected to participate in EMA’s 2011 Young Performers Festival Ensemble in Boston Early Music Festival, representing as one of the best talents in North America. She is currently studying a Master of Arts in musicology at Indiana University.