MALI

​Music & Art of L.I

MALI Instructors' Roster:
Hyo Jung Sarah Lee (MALI Music Director / Piano / Chamber / Summer Camp) 
Christine Smith (Piano / Music Together) 
Esther Park (Piano)
Jay Chieh Fan Yiu (Viola / Violin)
Andrew Minguez (Viola / Violin)

Micaela Fruend (Viola / Violin)
Chris Ferarra (Violin / Viola / Chamber)

Jonathan Spence (Violin / Viola / Chamber)

Lucia Kobza (Violin / Viola / Orchestra)
Julian Langford (Cello)
Erica Chung (Flute / Chamber)
Jeff Kazzaz (Clarinet / Saxophone)

Raissa Fahlman (Clarinet / Saxophone / Piano)
Timothy Solinger (Trombone / Trumpet)
Colton Ray Cox (Oboe / English Horn)
Marissa Olegario (Bassoon)

Jin Hwan Byun (Voice/ Orchestra Guest Conductor)
Eun Youn Moon (Piano / Voice / NY Children's Choir Conductor / Orchestra Guest Conductor)
Jina Kim (Early Development Program / ESL / Special Education / Summer Camp)

Richard Lee (Computer Programming 101 / Summer Camp)
Eunsoo Oh (MALI Art Director / Studio Art / Summer Camp)

Jina Kim [Early Development Program / ESL / Special Education] Jina Kim is a New York state certified teacher with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary & Special Education as well as a master’s degree in Teaching English Language Learners. She has experience in working with parents and students from Harlem, Brooklyn, Little Neck, and Long Island City as well as extensive experience in teaching the PSAT, SAT, SSAT, SHSAT, ISEE, and ACT. Jina works individually with parents to create personalized education programs by strategically targeting students’ areas of greatest needs. She specializes in literacy, and helping students expand their scope of knowledge through reading as well as writing. She teaches students not only what they are currently learning, but also HOW to learn, so that they can take these skills with them as they continue on their journey of learning. 

Johnathan Spence [Violin / Viola / Chamber] Jonathan Spence is a graduate of East Carolina University where he studied with Ara Gregorian. He has participated in the Next Generation Series of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, during which the students selected for this program receive multiple opportunities to play side-by-side with world-renowned artists.  He now studies with Hagai Shaham at Stony Brook University where is a DMA candidate.   Focusing on his passion for chamber music, Johnathan continues to play and perform in various chamber music festivals across the country.

Jay Chieh-Fan Yiu [Viola / Violin / Chamber] Triple-prized winner of the 2013 Lionel Tertis Competition, including Yuri Bashmet’s President Of The Jury Prize, Taiwanese-born Canadian Chieh-Fan Yiu has established himself as one of the most exciting young violists on the international stage today. As a soloist, he has performed with the Aspen Festival Orchestra, Art Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra. On top of winning the Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition, Stony Brook Concerto Competition, and University of British Columbia Concerto Competition, he has also garnered top prizes from the Hellam Young Artist Competition, Lima Symphony Competition, as well as receiving the Best Viola Performance Award in Kingsville International Competition. An avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with such esteemed artists as Colin Carr, Nicholas Cords, Tessa Lark, Alfredo Muro, Paul Neubauer, and members of the Emerson Quartet.

Chris Ferrara [Violin / Viola / Chamber] Founder and Artistic Director of the Ferrara Chamber Music Festival, Christopher Ferrara has appeared on stage throughout the United States and Europe as first violinist of the Triforce Quartet and has a fervent passion for chamber music and pedagogy.  He has collaborated with such artists as Phil Setzer, Paul Wakins, and Robert McDonald, and has performed and taught at numerous chamber music festivals throughout the world.  As a teacher, Mr. Ferrara has taught privately for over fifteen years and has given master classes throughout the East Coast.  He was the distinguished violin professor at the Shenandoah Valley Academy School and has taught undergraduate chamber music at Stony Brook University.  Ferrara is a DMA Candidate at Stony Brook University studying under the Emerson Quartet and the world-renowned pedagogue, Hagai Shaham, and is on faculty at the Music Academy of Long Island in New York.

Timothy Solinger [Trombone / Trumpet]  A Poughkeepsie native, Tim completed his Bachelor of Music in trombone and music education at the Eastman School of Music in December of 2008. He received his New York State teaching certification in June of 2009, later completing his Master of Music in trombone at the University of Akron. Tim has performed with the Springfield (MA) Symphony, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the Warren Philharmonic, the Nickel City Opera, the Stony Brook Jazz Ensemble and the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Tim has taught at the Dutchess Community College Music School since summer 2011 and is a first year doctoral student at SUNY Stony Brook where he studies with Michael Powell. His previous teachers have included Paul Bellino, James Markey, Mark Salatino, Dr. John Marcellus and Edward Zadrozny

Erica Chung [Flute / Chamber] Erica Chung received her doctor of musical arts degree from Stony Brook University, studying with the world famous flute virtuoso, Carol Wincenc. In 2008, she was one of the four flutists to attend the Sarasota Summer Music Festival in Florida, with scholarship, and attended the Banff Summer International Music Festival in Calgary, Canada the following year. As a guest soloist, she performed Elliot Bark’s SHALOM, a concerto for flute and orchestra, with the Indiana University Chamber Orchestra (her alma mater) in October 2011. Along with other notable flute master classes, she was selected for the New York Flute Club’s Alexa Still Flute Master Class in 2008 and she was also an invited performer in Ms. Carol Wincenc’s 60th Ruby Anniversary Concert at the National Flute Association’s 2009 Convention in New York City. She was also a guest performer at the Mannes College of Music Faculty and Alumni Concert in February 2012. Today, Erica performs regularly with her Aurora Trio, a contemporary group who has three commissioned works currently in progress to be performed this summer. Erica is currently a flute instructor at the Music Academy of Long Island where she has managed her studio since 2009 and has served as faculty at the Mahanaim Gracias School in Huntington, NY. In Fall 2012, she will be teaching at the Stony Brook School as their flute instructor. Erica holds a bachelor of music from Indiana University where she studied with Thomas Robertello, and both her masters degree and DMA from Stony Brook University.

Hyo jung Sarah Lee [Piano / Chamber] Ms. Lee is a current adjunct faculty at Queens College. She received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree at Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College. She graduated with both distinction in performance and academic honor. She has received numerous scholarships and awards as outstanding in piano solo and chamber music. She was a winner of ‘Young Musicians Competition’ at Carnegie Hall, ‘The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’ twice, and also ‘Tri-state Grammy in the schools Talent Competition.’ She was on the channel 7 news, as a winner at Lincoln Center.

Jacob De Hoyos [Piano] "Charming, cultured, and highly musical" are words that have been used to describe pianist Jacob De Hoyos. De Hoyos is a former Texas Tech Concerto Conpetition winner, as well as a prize winner at the nationally renowned Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Competiton. De Hoyos has performed the Prokofiev 3rd Piano Concerto with the Texas Tech Symphony Orchestra and is currently a scholarship student at SUNY Stony Brook, studying under the tutelage of Tina Dahl. At Stony Brook, De Hoyos serves as an instructor of undergraduate piano studies. He is a proud alumnus of Texas Tech University, graduating in 2009 with a degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy as a student of Laura Deahl.

Lauren Posey [Cello] a student of Colin Carr, is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University where she is a recipient of the Staller Scholar Award. Lauren earned her Masters of Music from University of Utah as a student of John Eckstein and Elliott Cheney. Her Bachelors' degree was completed at the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Alexander Suleiman. Previous studies with Eleanor Schoenfeld, Carey Cheney and Elliott Cheney.Lauren's prizes include first place in the 2013 University of Utah Concerto Competition and the 2012 T. Gordon Parks Memorial Collegiate Concerto Competition. An active chamber musician, she was a member of the Rosco String Quartet from 2012-2014. The ensemble attended the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, Robert Mann String Quartet Institute and the 2014 Deer Valley Music Festival Emerging String Quartet Program. While performing with the quartet, Lauren also won the 2014 MTNA National String Chamber Music Competition and the 2014 University of Utah Chamber Music Competition.

Eun Youn Kim-Moon [Piano / Voice / NY Children's Choir Conductor / Orchestra Conductor] Soprano Eun Youn Kim-Moon graduated from Kyung-Pook National University on a full scholarship in 1995, and Manhattan School of Music in 1998. She was a member of the children's choir of the city of Dae-Gu, Korea from 1984-1988, with performances in Korea, Japan, Thailand and USA.  She coached this choir group from 1988-1995. She is also an accomplished singer. She participated in Master classes with Betty Allen and Helen Yorke in 1997. Eun Youn was a finalist at National Competition for Young Singers In Korea in 2000, and she won the 2nd prize of Sacred Songs Competition in 2001.  She was a semifinalist of 'Joy In Singing' in NY in 2005 and sang Gabriel in Hayden's "The Creation" with Christian Chamber Orchestra in NY on Easter 2005.  She is currently a pianist with Shalom Choir of NYPUMC and conductor of NYPUMC Youth Orchestra, which was awarded 1st place in the KRB NY International Music Competition 2015. 

Colton Ray Cox [Oboe / English Horn] Colton Ray Cox graduated in 2015 with distinction from The University of Georgia with a Master of Music degree in oboe performance. As a fellow with the graduate woodwind quintet, Southern Winds, he performed many outreach recitals for Georgia schools in an effort to educate young musicians. During his time at UGA, Mr. Cox served as principal oboe in the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, receiving the Director’s Excellence Award in 2014. Recently, he was featured with the prestigious ARCO chamber orchestra performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. He also took second prize in the Samuel Fordis Young Artist Competition, performing the Mozart Oboe Concerto with The Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Cox performed with orchestras across the southeast including Atlanta, Charleston, Chattanooga symphonies, and Symphony Orchestra Augusta. Additionally, he recorded for documentaries, ballets, soundtracks, TV features, and was featured in the dedication recording music for the Billy Graham Center at The University of Northwestern in Minnesota.