Visiting Assistant Professor, Music EducationSpecialization: General Music Music Education Division
B.M., Konkuk University; M.A., Seoul National University; M.M.E., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Yo-Jung Han is Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Maryland. Her teaching responsibilities include general music methods courses for both music education and general education majors and the learning theories in music course for graduate students. Dr. Han earned her Ph.D. and Master of Music Education degrees from the Pennsylvania State University. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Seoul National University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Konkuk University, where she received full scholarship and stipends.
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, she taught at Appalachian State University. Previously, she taught elementary and secondary general music in Pennsylvania, USA and Seoul, South Korea. As a versatile musician, she remains active in music-making. She has conducted choral and instrumental ensembles including rock bands. She has performed as a pianist with Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania and accompanied numerous choirs and services. She has also participated in making contemporary music albums as a singer and keyboard player. In Heart Piano Scholarship Committee, a non-profit organization, she served as a piano tutor, music camp organizer, and concert coordinator over ten years. She has acquired a Certificate of Organist for Church Music from the Aquinas Institute for Church Music in South Korea and had training in Level I of Orff-Schulwerk.
Dr. Han’s research interests center around cognitive processes in music learning, multimodal imagery of music, and integrated arts experience. Her work has been presented at state, national, and international conferences, including the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association annual conference, Symposium on Music Teacher Education, Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, International Conference on Music Learning Theory, and International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. She has published in General Music Today, the New York State School of Music Association School Music NEWS, and the Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition.