and board member of M.A.I. Foundation, Judith Jeon is
a soprano who has sang professionally for most of her early career.
She has performed in opera and lieder recitals throughout Europe,
United States, and Asia. An engaging music educator, she frequently
presents lectures and master classes at many colleges and schools
Judy Jeon's life
and work reflect her venturesome spirit and creative muse. Concurrent
to her work in music performance and teaching, she has also devoted
herself to writing essays, music journalism and criticism. Since the
early 1990s Judy has served as the senior New York correspondent for
the performing arts magazine Auditorium. Her writings have
also been published in numerous books, journals, magazines, and newspapers.
Her latest book, Aria of Love and Happiness (published
Press), is a collection of autobiographical essays that deal
with family, education, music and culture in our contemporary society.
Among her many
media appearances include interviews and documentaries about her experiences
and work in humanitarian outreach (CBS-TV), on music and gifted education
today (KBS-TV), and on her musical family Joyous
Life: A Day in the Life of Paul Kim and Family
(an animated short documentary). Judy has concertized with her
husband, the pianist Paul Kim, and
with their two sons Matthew and James.
Through their individual and collaborative efforts, the family Kim
has contributed in significant ways to the mission of the M.A.I. Foundation.
years of musical study and performances in Europe, Judy continued
her studies at Juilliard, Columbia, and CUNY in the professional studies
and doctoral programs. In addition to her degrees in music, Judy also
holds a Master of Science in Educational Technology, and has increasingly
devoted her work in the application of new technology to music, education,
and the creative arts. In her position as the managing director of
the M.A.I. Foundation, Judy oversees the administrative, educational,
and performing activities, in addition to her work as liason to the
public and other partner organizations.