Jongbin studied Cello Performance at Seoul National University and went on to receive his Master of Music in Cello Performance from Peabody institute of Johns Hopkins University and Master of Music in Orchestra Conducting from Shenandoah University. He completed his D.M.A. in Cello Performance from The Catholic University of America.

Additionally, Jongbin received his Graduate Performance Diploma in Cello Performance from Peabody institute of Johns Hopkins University. In 2009, Jongbin was a Tanglewood Music Fellow and completed Suzuki training, cello book 1.

Performance and Teaching Experience

Jongbin’s performance credits include: solo and chamber performance in Carnegie Hall Walters museum, Philips Collection, Jewish Cultural Center and more.

Jongbin has been teaching at Wood Bridge music since 2009. He is Music director in Global Mission Church youth Orchestra since 2017, Assistant Conductor in Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra since 2016, and Director and Conductor for Cello Ensemble in MCYO since 2019. Jongbin was also Interim Conductor in Christendom College in 2016-2019.

At Levine

Jongbin joined Levine in September 2019 teaching cello.

Jongbin says his favorite aspect of being on faculty at Levine is, “Having a chance to meet variety of students and also amazing other faculty members.”

Teaching Philosophy

“I trying opening students musical potentials and enthusiasm as well as working and solving technical issues. According their level, age and physicals, each student needs to be approached different. It is so thrilled to find a way to solve their physical and technical issues. When they overcome those issues, they have so much freedom and easiness of their playing.”