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Dr. Jaebon HwangDirector of Music Ministries and Organistoffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 112
Jaebon Hwang is Director of Music Ministries and Organist at First United Methodist Church of San Diego. This follows her tenure at Westwood United Methodist Church and First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Awarded Fellow of American Guild of Organists (FAGO), the organization’s highest level of certification, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance at the University of Southern California, studying with Dr. Ladd Thomas, in 2019. Prior to her studies in organ, she earned degrees in Composition and Scoring for Film & Multimedia from Korea National University of Arts and New York University respectively. She has worked with such prestigious organizations as Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and San Diego Symphony. Featured at the West Region Conventions of the American Guild of Organists in 2017 and 2019 and at the AGO OrganFest 2021, Dr. Hwang maintains an active performance schedule as a recitalist and as a collaborative artist and composes new music as time permits. Some of her original compositions are published by Lorenz and Selah publishing companies.