Meet our teachers

Heamee Kim

Dr. Heamee Kang Kim, Conductor & Music Director

Dr. Heamee Kang Kim graduated from Yonsei University (B.M.), majored in organ performance and earned the Masters (M.M) and Doctor of Musical Art ( D.M.A ) from Manhattan School of Music. Her doctoral thesis was “The Symphony for Organ and Orchestra and Solo Works of Aaron Copland.” She learned organ music with professor Sang-Soo Kwak , Frederick Grimes, and McNeil Robinson. She had a master class with Jean Guillo at Riverside Church in NYC. Also, she studied conducting with Dr. Dennis Keene at Manhattan School of Music .  In June 2011, she was elected as 40 conductors in the world to participate at the 2011 summer conducting workshop of the Juilliard School for music educators. As a concert artist, she has performed organ concerts at Church of Ascension and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in NYC as well as many organ concerts in USA. In recent years, she was invited for organ concerts at Inchon Naeree Methodist Church, Kyung Dong Church, and Seoul Church in Seoul, Korea. In June 27, 2011, She gave a Pipe Organ Concert at Torch Mission Concert Hall in Seoul, Korea. In September 10,2013, She had a Pipe Organ Concert at Naree Methodist Church in Incheon, Korea

As a conductor, she led Yonsei USA Chamber Chorus from 2004~2010 and Korean Community

Center(KCC) ‘s Junior, Youth Orchestra & Chorus from 2005~2016 in NJ. She also conducted a concert at Carnegie Hall for Yonsei USA Chamber Chorus’ Mission Concert in 2006 & 2007. In 2008 & 2010 she directed the Underwood Chamber Chorus, a professional chorus at NJ Chodae Community Church & NY Presbyterian Church as a mission concert for the Next Generation. She founded the Underwood Orchestra with full orchestra members in 2011 and lead the orchestra concerts at NJ Chodae Community Church from 2011 to 2019. 

At present, she is serving at Chodae Community Church in NJ as the Organist & Music Director of Youth Orchestra & Chorus as well as Music Director of AACC Junior, Youth Orchestra & Chorus and the Underwood Orchestra.


Dr. Hyunjung Joo, Violin

Yewon and Seoul High School of Music and Arts Seoul National University, B.M. Manhattan School of Music, M.M. University of Maryland, D.M.A. Best Teacher Awards by New York International Music Competition Former faculty member at Long Island Conservatory
 Violin faculty at AACC since 2015.
Hyunjoon Shin

Hyun Joon Shin, Violin

Born in South Korea, Hyun Joon Shin has performed in Hungary, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and United States, on notable stages, including Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater at Kimmel Center as a chamber musician and soloist. During his teenager, he often performed in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou, and Weihai in China and moved to Budapest to study with Eszter Perenyi at Liszt Academy of Music.

He won the first prize at International Korean Music Academy and Seoul National music competition. He was a fellowship recipient of Texas Music Festival, Duxbury Music Festival, and Atlantic Music Festival. He has appeared at a collaborated performance with Lambert Orkis, who is a main collaborative pianist of Ann-Sophie Mutter.

Mr. Shin was a scholarship recipient and earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Temple University under Richard Amoroso and Master of Music degree under Lucie Robert at Manhattan School of Music with Dean’s List honors. His coachings and masterclasses from members of American String Quartet, Ying Quartet, Arnold Steinhart, Carmit Zori, Andrezej Grabiec, Gerald Robbins, Cho-Liang Lin, Lambert Orkis, Frank Almond, Pamela Frank, and name a few.

Mr. Shin previously served at Korean National Police Orchestra and currently completing his Artist Diploma under Todd Phillips on full scholarship at Rutgers University, where he was also a teaching assistant. He occasionally teaches at Mannes Pre-college as a substitute teacher and is a faculty at AACC Youth Orchestra, Love Violin, USA, and Rutgers Community Arts.

Sun Young HWANG

Sun Young Hwang, Violin

Violinist Sun Young Hwang is a native of Daegu, Republic of Korea and graduated Kyungbook Arts High School, Manhattan School of Music and Mannes School of Music.  She was awarded in Daegu Music association competition, Youngnam University competition and few other competitions in Korea. Also, she was awarded in New York International Music Competition and Manhattan International Music Competition. Ms. Hwang has performed with Sussung philharmonic orchestra, Daegu Opera Festival Orchestra and Daegu Venus Orchestra. She also performing as orchestra member and ensemble member around New York City.
She is second year of Artist Diploma at SUNY Purchase with Carmit Zori.
Faculty of AACC since 2020.
Yeonji Chung

Rachel Yeonji Jung, Violin /Viola

Royal Conservatory of Music -young artist performance academy. 

Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College CUNY- BM 

New York University MM -outstanding performer awards 

Karen Tuttle Coordination Conference on a scholarship. 

Studied under Lorand Fenyves Daniel Phillips, Stephanie Baer 

NYU adjunct faculty (violin viola for non majors)

Faculty of AACC since 2015


Olivia Kim, Cello

She had her Degree in Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. 
She had 1st place Award of Elena Waiss. 
She had Artist Diploma in Montclair state University. 
She plays various orchestra as Westchester Symphony, Garden State Philharmonic and Adelphi Orchestra. 
Faculty of AACC since 2010
Enmi Shin

Enmi Jou, Cello 

Chungnam National University (B.M)
Ridgewood symphony orchestra 
KCC junior orchestra cello teacher 
Faculty of AACC junior orchestra since 2016
EunSoo Chang

Eunsoo Chang, Clarinet

University of Seoul 
Montclair State University M.M
Seoul Academy Symphony Orchestra 
Montclair Chamber Orchestra 
Faculty of AACC since 2016
Ward Moore Memorial Scholarship 
Outstanding Music Performance Award from 
MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)
Jisun Park

Jisun Park, Flute


Ecole National de Music de Gennevilliers in France

(Superieure, Perfectionnement Diplome)


First prize at Leopold -Bellan international Competition in France 

Second prize at Gangwon Education Association 

First Prize at The Korean Music Association


Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria (Soloist 협연),

Chungnam Philharmonic Orchestra (Soloist 협연),

Eumak Journal Shinchoon Concert,

Eumak Journal The 5th Music Festival of the Next Generation Recital  (독주회),

Gangwon MBC Debut Concert

Work Experience:

Gangneung Philharmonic Orchestra  member

Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra guest member 

New York Flutists member

Faculty of AACC since 2016

Juhyun Lree

Juhyun Lee, Voice

Juhyun Lee performs as a lyric

soprano in the United States and South Korea. 

She has received her master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and bachelor’s degree from Ewha Woman’s University.

Her current operatic roles include Norina from <Don Pasquale>, Radamisto from <Radamisto> , Zerlina from <Don Giovanni>, Gretel from <Hansel und Gretel>, Giannetta from <L’elisir D’amore>, Pamina from <Die Zauberflote>, Susanna from <Le Nozze di Figaro>. She also has appeared in variety of concerts in Carnegie hall, National Opera America Center, Seoul Art Center. 

She has worked with students from elementary school children to adult amateurs and semi pros. She specialize in working with students to develop a solid technical and musical understanding through creating a specialized and personal program for each student. 

Faculty of AACC since 2018