Two Professors Join College of Fine Arts Faculty

Two professors have joined the faculty of OBU’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts for the fall 2011 semester. Dr. Mary Chung has been named assistant professor of piano and Dr. Randolph Johnson has been named assistant professor of music theory.

Dr. Mary Chung

Chung earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from North Greenville University. She earned a master’s degree in piano performance and a doctorate in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi.

She previously served as a visiting instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi, teaching both private and class piano and coordinating the accompanying program for more than 300 students. She also taught piano as a private instructor at the Carey Institute of Fine Arts at William Carey University.

Chung’s extensive solo and duo performances include a recent recital with flutist Carlos Feller of Paraná, Brazil, among many other stateside recitals with university faculty and guest artists. She has served as pianist for the University of Southern Mississippi Orchestra and Hattiesburg Chorale Union, as well as for several musical competitions.

She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the College of Music Society.

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance and psychology from Indiana University, and he earned a master’s degree and doctorate in music theory from Ohio State University. He has also received Kodály Certification, secondary choral education track, through Capital University.

Dr. Randolph Johnson

He previously served as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Music at Ohio Wesleyan University and as a graduate teaching associate in the School of Music at Ohio State University. During the past five years he has taught 28 music courses, including an entire undergraduate music theory curriculum.

Johnson received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Music Theory and the Helmholtz Award for Music Psychology, both at Ohio State University. He was a finalist in the Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone Solo Competition at the International Trombone Festival in New Orleans in 2005. His symphonic performances include bass trombone with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, among others.

He is a member of the College Music Society, International Trombone Association, Society for Music Theory and Society for Music Perception and Cognition.