DePaul University - M.M.
McGill University - B.M.
Seok Hee Jang is a Korean-born clarinetist and educator based in Chicago, where he is a Master of Music candidate at DePaul University under the tutelage of Stephen Williamson. In Fall 2021, Seok Hee will be attending the University of North Texas as the Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Clarinet, where he will further pursue his passion for teaching at the highest level.
Seok Hee received his Bachelor of Music degree with a minor in Music Education from McGill University, where he studied with Montreal Symphony clarinetists Alain Desgagné and Michael Dumouchel. His past engagements include a tour of Portugal and Canada with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada as principal clarinet, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Scotia Festival of Music, and the Orford Academy Orchestra. He has performed in masterclasses for renowned musicians such as Anthony McGill, David Shifrin, Eugene Izotov, Daniel Matsukawa, and Claire Chase. Before moving to Chicago, Seok Hee served as the clarinet section leader for the South Korean Army Band at the Republic of Korea Army Headquarters.
When he’s away from the clarinet, Seok Hee likes to spend his time running by Lake Michigan, enjoying peak TV, and feeling the time pass by sitting around with his rabbits Alfredo and Theo.