Dr. Heejung Kang Jackson is a Piano Teacher at Gray School of Music
Born in Seoul, Korea, Heejung Kang Jackson studied at the Music and Art High School for musically gifted teenagers. She graduated with the highest honors from the College of Music, Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul. Later she earned her Master’s Degree in Piano at the same college and furthermore received the Ewha Graduate Research Fellowship Scholarship. Finally Dr. Heejung Kang Jackson received her doctorate in Piano Performance at the College of Music at the University of North Texas in 2004. She by completing her doctoral dissertation on Rachmaninoff while there.
In 2002, she made a recording of “Rediscovered Lieder and Piano Pieces by Kletzki, Oppel, and Schenker,”. Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Jewish Federation, and College of Music at UNT were all sponsors. She performed music by Paul Kletzki, eReinhard Oppel, Arnold Mendelssohn and other composers live on Israel Radio in December 2004. In November 2005, she performed solo piano music by Heinrich Schenker at the inaugural meeting of the Korean Society for Music Theory in Seoul and premiered Kletzki’s Sonata for Piano and Violin with Robert Davidovici on Korean National Radio (KBS FM1).
Released in 2011, Dr. Kang Jackson recorded Reinhard Oppel’s solo piano music for Toccata Classics in England.
She is currently preparing Oppel’s piano music volume 2 for Toccata Classics. At the same time she is also preparing for Anton Eberl’s violin sonatas with Ms. Dayeon Hong (ABD at UNT).
Concerts in the community is something Dr. Kang Jackson has been involved in providing the DFW area. She has been especially engaged in the Timeless Concert Series in Arlington.
Dr. Kang Jackson is currently a Senior Lecturer in Piano at the University of North Texas. She teaches courses in Piano Literature, Sight-reading, Score Reading, and Keyboard Harmony. Not only teaching undergraduate and graduate piano major students, she is also an active teacher of both children and adults.
Performing as a guest member at Lewsiville Lake Symphony Orchestra, she has also judged for the Lewisville Lake Symphony Young Artists Competition.
She and her husband, Dr. Timothy Jackson, a professor of music theory at UNT, have two children, Daniel and Anna Sarah.