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Dong Yeol Hong
Dr. Dong Yeol Hong firmly establishes himself as a serious performer and teacher. Dr. Hong is currently on the faculty at Indiana State University School of Music as a string chamber ensemble Instructor and previously instructed cello at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as a graduate teaching assistant. Dr. Hong also instructed cello at the Moscow Conservatory Pre-College as a cello teaching assistant. As a guest artist, he has performed and taught at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Indiana State University, Delta State University, and Mississippi University for Women.
Dr. Hong has appeared as a soloist with the Korea National Orchestra and Moscow Pre-college Chamber Orchestra. As a dedicated chamber musician, Dr. Hong has performed with numerous faculty members from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music among others. In the summer of 2024, Dr. Hong joins the faculty of the Montecito International Music Festival. Previous festival appearances have included the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Moscow Conservatory Chamber Music Festival, American Choral Directors Association Festival, New Music on the Bayou, and Classical Music Festival in Austria.
Dr. Hong has claimed top prizes in the Korea National Symphony Orchestra International Competition, Korea Youth Competition, Second Prize of the Moscow Pre Conservatory Ensemble Competition, Moscow Conservatory International Competition, Moscow Contemporary Music Competition, and CBS Korea Broadcast International Competition.
Dr. Hong holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and recently completed his DMA at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Also, additional studies include Moscow Conservatory and among others. His primary teachers include Stanislav Nicholivich, Maria Tchaikovskaya, Alan Harris, Stephen Geber, Peter Stumpf, and Alan Rafferty.
D.M.A. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
M.M. Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
B.M. Cleveland Institute of Music