University of North Texas – D.M.A.
DePaul University - M.M.
McGill University - B.M.
Seok Hee Jang is currently the Second Clarinetist of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in Florida. As a performer and educator, Seok Hee is concurrently pursuing a doctoral degree from the University of North Texas under the tutelage of Phillip O. Paglialonga. At UNT, he has taught applied lessons and chamber music to Music Performance and Education majors as well as lecturing in clarinet studio classes and classes in orchestral excerpts. As an educator, he has over twelve years of teaching experience and his students have consistently placed in honor ensembles across the United States as well as various collegiate music programs.
Born in South Korea and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Seok Hee received his Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance with a minor in Music Education from McGill University in Montreal. After serving in the South Korean Army Band, he studied at DePaul University for his Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance with Stephen Williamson, Principal Clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Seok Hee’s past engagements include a tour of Portugal and Canada with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the North Texas Wind Symphony, and the Orford Academy Orchestra. He is passionate about developing pedagogical methods that engage young musicians, and is fascinated by the mechanics of the clarinet, a topic for which he is currently working on a doctoral dissertation.