Oregonian pianist JOSEPH YUNGEN has had tremendous success as a solo performer, collaborative artist, new music advocate, and teacher. A highly versatile and intellectually curious musician, Joseph’s eclectic musical interests encompass a broad spectrum of repertoire and styles. He welcomes challenging performance opportunities as a soloist and chamber musician, and is frequently in demand as a performer of art song, chamber music, and new music.
Joseph joined the music faculty at Frostburg State University in Fall 2016 while completing his doctorate at The Juilliard School as a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow, studying with Jonathan Feldman. He holds Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance & Literature and Accompanying & Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Jean Barr and Douglas Humpherys. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance at Southern Oregon University under the instruction of Alexander Tutunov.
In addition to his performing activities, Joseph is a founding member of the faculty and administration of the New Jersey Young Artist Piano Competition, an educational seminar for advanced young pianists.
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