Jun Young Na

Conducting MM

junyoungna@my.unt.edu  Choral Office: MU217

Junyoung Na is in his first year as a Master of Music student in choral conducting at the University of North Texas. He is also the choral director at Korean Central United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX. Prior to beginning his degree at UNT, Junyoung graduated from Hansei University in Korea where he majored in choral conducting under professor Hakwon Yoon. He also earned a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Hansei University culminating in his master’s thesis: "A Study on the Reality of Chorus Leading and Effective Rehearsal Technique"

Since graduating, Junyoung has conducted various types of choirs in Korea. In particular, he worked as the director of the Youngdo-gu Women's Choir and the Youngdo Youth Choir where he performed approximately two hundred concerts for nine years. He led these ensembles to win more than twenty major choir competitions, both national and international between 2008-2016. 

A dedicated church musician, Junyoung also led CORAMDEO Mission Choir and CTS Children's Choir for Jesus Christ. These choirs were invited to the Korean Church Music Association's Choral Seminar as a model choir in the field of Choral Missions for Christ. Additionally, he has served as an instructor at Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education where he taught choral music from 2013-2014. Junyoung currently resides in Denton with his wife, Hyunju, and their two children, Minseo and Yeseo.