Dr. Pauline Jung is principal flutist of the Boston Civic Symphony and has performed in guest roles with others including the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and Lexington Symphony Orchestra. She has won many prizes at competitions including third prize at the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, second prize at the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition, and first prize at the Doriot Anthony Dwyer Flute Merit Award.
Dr. Jung serves as a Private Music Instructor at Curry College and Weston Public Schools, a Crescendo Music Education Teaching Fellow with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and has served as a flute faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Flute Workshop, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Summer Youth Music program.
Dr. Jung holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University, where she studied with Brooks de Wetter-Smith, Jonathan Keeble and Linda Toote.
In the context of your Crescendo Music Education teaching and/or performing, what does the BPO’s vision of “passionate music making without boundaries” mean to you?
As a Crescendo Music Education Teaching Fellow, “passionate music making without boundaries” means guiding people toward the opportunity to be in a place where they are safe to share their messages through music. Music has a power of healing - did you know the Chinese character for medicine is derived from the Chinese character for music? Through performing, I would love my audience to be able to take a break from the busy world and heal from music. Through teaching, I would love my students to gain confidence that they can overcome their struggles with time and discipline, and share their experiences with the community.