Dr. JiHyun Woo
Ph.D., University at Buffalo
Dr. Ji Hyun Woo is a Senior Lecturer of Music Theory and Organ at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Her primary research focuses on music analysis adopting the Dalcroze approach, and in particular Dalcroze-inspired analysis in the Music Theory Classroom.
As a certified Dalcroze teacher, she studied Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Dalcroze Pedagogy at the Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA and the Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education, Bethlehem, PA.
She has presented pedagogy papers relating new teaching methods adopting the Dalcroze approach in music theory and aural skills classrooms for three years at the Society Music Theory Conference and Music Pedagogy Conference, as well as having published the article “Dalcroze Inspired in Music Theory Classroom” in the Korea Dalcroze Journal, Vol. 27.
She will also present her paper “Music Analysis with the Listening Body: an Innovative Approach in the Music Theory Classroom” at The 4th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS4), Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, Katowice, Poland (2019).
Her research interests also include the development of chromatic harmony, improvisation, music theory pedagogy, and organ music. She recently presented the paper “A Spiritual Connection between Reger, Parry, and Tournemire’s WWI Organ Music” at The 2018 AGO National Convention in Kansas City, MI.
Her dissertation focuses on fin de siècle chromaticism, in particular, on the development and usage of scale-step flat 2 in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and has published in the Ewha Music Journal, Modes of Phrygian Functionality: flat 2-Centered Progressions in Chromatic Music, (Ewha Music Institute, 2010).
As an active performer, she recently performed with the Canadian Brass for Pops Series in King Concert Hall, Fredonia, NY. She regularly performs recitals in Western New York and at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredonia, New York, where she serves as the organist. Her recording “Aurora,” with clarinetist Dr. Andrew Siegel was released on the Emeritus label. It features premiere recordings of works by Sy Brandon, as well as several works by contemporary composers including Augusta Read Thomas, and Daniel Pinkham.
A native of Seoul, Korea, Dr. Ji Hyun Woo earned a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University at Buffalo, where she also completed three Master’s degrees, in Music Theory, Composition, and Organ. Before arriving in the United States, Dr. Woo was awarded a Bachelor's degree in Composition from Sook Myung Women's University in Seoul, Korea.
Music Theory, Aural Skills,
Form and Analysis, Analytical Technique, Post-tonal music,
Performance and Theory, Dalcroze Approach, and
Her research interests include the development of chromatic harmony, Dalcroze approach, organ music, and pedagogy. She presented pedagogy papers relating new teaching methods in theory classrooms for three years at the Society Music Theory Conference. She recently presented the paper “A Spiritual Connection between Reger, Parry, and Tournemire’s WWI Organ Music” at the The 2018 AGO National Convention at Kansas city, MI. Dr. Woo’s publications include Modes of Phrygian Functionality: flat 2-Centered Progressions in Chromatic Music, (Ewha Music Institute, 2010), “Dalcroze inspired in Music Theory Classroom” published in the Korea Dalcroze Journal, Vol. 27.
Awards and Honors
- Open Education Resources (OER) redesign incentive, SUNY/PDC (2020).
- NYS/UUP Individual Development Awards, NYS/UUP (2020).
- Professional Development Award for Classroom Innovations, Professional Development Center (2019).
- 2019 OER Course Redesign for Online Course, Professional Development Center (2019).
- AGO Colleague Certification
- AGO Service Playing Certification
- Dalcroze Certification
- Building Your Online Course: BYOC
- Professional Development Award
- Jr. High Music Teacher Certification
- Dalcroze-inspired analysis in Music Theory Classroom
- How do WWI composers speak of their patriotism through the lens of Christ’s suffering and resurrection? A Spiritual connection between Reger, Parry, and Tournimire’s WWI Organ music
- Ji Hyun Woo How to develop sight-singing, transposition, improvisation, and composition skills using a quasi 12-tone matrix in the Music Theory Classroom
- Dalcroze Society of Korea
- Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy Online
- Dalcroze Society of America
- American Guild of Organists
- The College Music Society
- Society for Music Theory
Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Programs
- "2019 “Professional Development Award for Classroom Innovations”," N/A (2021).
- "research on Eurhythmics, Solfège, Improvisation, Pedagogy at the Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland.," N/A (2020).
- How to develop sight-singing, transposition, improvisation, and composition skills using a quasi 12-tone matrix in the Music Theory Classroom . PEDAGOGY INTO PRACTICE: Teaching Music Theory in the 21st Century (2017).
- PEDAGOGY INTO PRACTICE: Teaching Music Theory in the 21st Century. Center for Music Theory Pedagogy (2017).
- Organ and Piano Duo. SUNY Fredonia Organ Studio (2017).
- Dalcroze - Inspired Analysis in Music Theory Classroom. Dalcroze Journal of Korea, Dalcroze Society of Korea (2017).