Faculty Name

Jin Hwan Byun

Faculty Department

Music

Jin Hwan Byun

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Tenor Jin Hwan Byun recently performed Messiah and Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ as tenor soloist with Master’s Choral in Philadelphia. He also made strong performance with Korea National Choir and Ulsan civic Choir for Elijah and Messiah as tenor soloist in South Korea. He performed Duke in Rigoletto with Kean University in Concert Artist Series, Alfredo in La traviata with Opera Forth Collin, and Tenor Soloist in Mozart’s Requiem. He performed with Florida Grand Opera where he finished the Young Artist Program in Showcase as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Lippo in Street Scene, Nadir in Pearl Fishers and Don Carlo in Don Carlo. With the Florida Grand Opera, He made his main-stage début as Trin in La Fanciulla del West, Borsa in Rigoletto, and Remondado in Carmen. He also covered the Duke in Rigoletto and Tonio in La fille du régiment. He performed with other companies as well, as Alfredo in La Traviata with New Rochelle Opera, First Jew in Salome and Remendado in Carmen with Toledo Opera, Borsa in Rigoletto with Indianapolis Opera, and as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Nashville Opera. He received Performer’s Diploma in Professional Opera Studies from Indiana University where he was a recipient of Indiana University Music Merit Award and worked as a graduate assistant. His Bachelor of Music degree is in Voice Performance from the Seoul National University, College of Music, South Korea. He studies Choral Conducting(MM) with Dr. James John at Aaron Copoland music school. He is currently Professor in Conservatory of Music in Kean University, Union, NJ and Lehman College at CUNY. He currently serves Bergen Oratorio Society as Music and Artistic Director in NJ and Queens College Vocal Ensemble and Queens College Choral Society as assistant.

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