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Dr. Mary Chung

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Mabee 307

Associate Professor of Music, Coordinator of the Keyboard Area

Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Pedagogy, 2011
University of Southern Mississippi

Master of Music in Piano Performance, 2006
University of Southern Mississippi

Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance, 2004
North Greenville University

Diploma, Piano Performance, 1999
Conservatorio Nacional de Musica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Dr. Mary Chung began playing piano in South Korea and continued with her studies and graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in the Dominican Republic. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from North Greenville University, a MM, and a DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi. Chung is an active soloist and collaborative artist. She has performed both nationally and internationally, in Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Honduras. Her solo awards include first place in the 11th Luis A. Ferré International Piano Competition (Puerto Rico), winner of the William T. Gower Concerto Competition, finalist in the Concerto Competition at the Brevard Music Festival, alternate winner in Mississippi’s MTNA Young Artist Auditions, as well as a recipient of the Music Teachers National Association’s Student Achievement Recognition Award. She was also selected as Teaching Fellow with the International Performing Arts Institute in Germany. During her doctoral studies, Chung was the recipient of one of the University of Southern Mississippi Doctoral Assistantship Award, a competitive award for doctoral students who have demonstrated outstanding work. She has performed as a soloist with the Dominican Republic National Symphony Orchestra, she toured as a soloist with San Juan Chamber Orchestra in Puerto Rico, and Shawnee Community Orchestra. And as an active collaborative artist, Chung has performed with many renowned artists and professors from universities nationally and internationally.

She has accompanied numerous degree recitals and masterclasses, as well as state, regional, and national competitions for both singers and instrumentalists. Chung has also served as a pianist for the Southern Opera and Music Theater Company, Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera, Meistersingers, Oratorio Chorus, and others.

Dr. Chung not only serves as a guest clinician for master Classes and an active adjudicator for piano competitions and festivals and has served in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi, but her students won MTNA State competitions in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Chung served as a full-time faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi, as well as Oklahoma Baptist University, as an adjunct professor at Belhaven College, piano instructor for Piano Institute at the William Carey University, “Appasionato” music camp in the Dominican Republic, and at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. In the Fall of 2017, Dr. Chung joined the faculty at Ouachita Baptist University as coordinator of the piano department and she is the ASMTA Vice President/President-elect and director of the Ouachita Community Arts Program.

Dr. Chung and her husband, Dr. Carlos Feller enjoy spending time and traveling with their energetic son, Lucas.

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