As a concert organist and harpsichordist, Dr. Shin-Ae Chun has given concerts at festivals and on concert series as soloist and with ensembles and orchestras in the U.S., South Korea, Germany, Poland, and Romania. She has also taught in workshops and masterclasses on both organ and harpsichord at various venues such as Henderson State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Alabama, and the AGO’s Pipe Organ Encounter (Ann Arbor). Her persuasive interpretation, creativity and taste in registration, preciseness and flexibility in performance and passionate energy have attracted the audience of all ages.
As organist, Chun currently serves First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor (American Baptist) in Michigan. Separately from her responsibilities at the church, she runs the Coffee Break Concert Series (October–May), connecting local audiences with professional musicians from near and far through a variety of music. She also directs Early Music Singers (an early music vocal ensemble), which consists of volunteer singers from the community to perform sacred music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras and collaborates with early music instrumentalists in the area to enhance the series.
Chun received her doctoral degree in Organ Performance and her master’s degree in Harpsichord Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science, a bachelor’s degree in Church Music, and a master’s degree in Organ Performance from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. Her teachers were Marilyn Mason, Edward Parmentier, Tong-Soon Kwak, and Kyung-Hee Jung.
Her two organ solo CDs with the music from the Lutheran heritage were released upon the request by Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan: The Angels Dance and On Cherubim Wings. Music selections from these CDs were featured on Pipedreams.
Shin-Ae Chun is represented by Concert Artist Cooperative. For information: www.concertartistcooperative.com