Stephanie Chung began her musical training at an early age while in Seoul. She pursued her love of music by obtaining her Bachelor’s of Music at the Seoul National University. Stephanie continued her studies in the Master’s program majoring in piano at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. At USC, Stephanie studied with Robert Ward and the distinguished Dr. Neal Odon from the University of Washington.
Her contributions through music outside academics are evident in the numerous charitable events, fundraisers and various concerts she has organized and performed at. Stephanie is currently the conductor for the Zion Mission Women’s Choir in Vancouver, leading the choir at the Palace of Korean President in the Blue House in 2010 and performing at Carnegie Hall in New York in October 2011.
Stephanie has been involved in a variety of projects promoting music. She was the Asian Director for the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy and the Director of the Pacific Rim Conservatory of Music and Arts. Furthermore, she recently became a board member for the Vancouver Opera and was selected in 2011 to be Chair of the Voice of Pacific Rim. Stephanie’s credentials also include her being Vice President of the Vancouver Consular Circle. She is a committee member of Vancouver Symphony’s Lovers’ Ball, and in April 2010, she conducted the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She was the featured musician at the May 2010 Canadian National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast. Stephanie is also the ambassador of GAIN (Global Aid Network) “demonstrating the love of God, in word and deed…”
April 28th, 2012, Trinity Western University gave Stephanie an honorary Doctor of Humanities (D. Hum., honoris causa).
Stephanie’s passion for music has been demonstrated in her professional, academic and personal life. She strives to share music with all and hopes music will touch the lives of others as it has touched her. Her goal is to use music as a tool and an instrument to spread the gospel and love and blessings of God to as many people as possible.