c o m p o s e r & o r g a n i s t 
       J a e b o n   H w a n g

    Jaebon Hwang is a Los Angeles-based composer and organist. She entered the Korea National University of Arts as a young talent in the Pre-College Division and received a Bachelor of Music in Composition. Following her undergraduate study, she earned a Master of Arts in Scoring for Film & Multimedia from New York University and a Graduate Certificate in Organ Performance from University of Southern California with honors.

    As a composer, she has been repeatedly chosen to participate in three of the ASCAP film scoring workshops: NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker, ASCAP/Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop and ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis. Her submission to the 8th Annual Young Film Composers Competition, sponsored by Turner Classic Movies, won the 3rd prize among over 850 international entries. She was also commissioned to be one of the composers for the French silent film “Les Deux Timides” (René Clair, 1929) that premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Her music has been heard at many other prestigious international film festivals.

    While pursuing her career as a composer, she also has been an active church musician and organist. In 2011, she earned the Fellow of American Guild of Organists (FAGO), the organization’s highest level of certification. In 2013, she won the 3rd prize at the 13th National Organ-Playing Competition sponsored by The Ruth and Clarence Mader Memorial Scholarship Fund. In 2014, she was named Organist of Westwood United Methodist Church where she presides over one of the largest organs in the region. This follows tenure as Organ Scholar and Assistant Organist at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, studying organ with Dr. Ladd Thomas and composition with Dr. Morten Lauridsen, and she maintains an active performance schedule.


- International Laureates Organ Series

    Mar. 13th, 2016 6:00 pm, Saint James’ in the City, Los angeles, CA

- “Vince DeRosa Tribute Album - Hollywood Epic Brass”, in which Jaebon participated as an organist, is recently released and now available on Amazon.

Keeping the “Hollywood Brass Sound” Alive (Overture, Aug. 2014)