JF
INTERNATIONAL
MUSIC ACADEMY
Music fulfills dreams
Who We Are
              A pianist of “unbelievable musical virtue,” (Dalian Times), “exceptional, highly gifted and professional” (Tina TylerProgram & Events Coordinator) “Passionate, precise, and unparalleled ” (Anne Melang-Thoren, Director of Music) Dr. Feifei Jiang has inspired worldwide audiences for decades. In the fall of 2013, Feifei completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music,studied with Steinway Artist Dr. Mark Clinton, published a document titled “Zhao Xiao-Sheng’s Tai Chi Reflection: His Innovative Tai Chi Compositional System and its Execution in Tai Chi for Solo Piano”. 
 
            After only a year of study, Feifei gave her first public recital at age 6. She has continued to perform regularly ever since. Feifei has appeared in concert through the United States, Mexico, and China. As a chamber musician, Feifei performed for several years as a member of the Flint Hills Trio. She has also collaborated with the Chiara String Quartet. Now she is the member of Feifei &Mai Piano Duo.
Feifei has placed in piano competitions since she received third place in the Dalian Youth Piano Competition at age 5. She has won many prizes, including Best Performance Prize (International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, 2004), First place, the Special Chopin and Mozart Prizes (TOYAMA Asian Young Artist Piano Competition, 2005), Silver (KMTA Collegiate Graduate Piano Competition, 2007), and others. Feifei Jiang is Vice President & Music director at JF International Music Academy.

Dr.Feifei Jiang, Music director, Piano

            Justin Lepard is the founder of Lincoln’s New Music concert series. He is a cellist currently residing in Lincoln, Nebraska. Justin performs with a diverse spectrum of musical groups, including local singer-songwriters, jazz ensembles, and Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra. Justin has a particular interest in the propogation of contemporary classical music, and has premiered dozens of solo and ensemble pieces. Over the past couple of years he was had the privilege of working with conductors like Keith Lockhart and Jeff Tyzik, as well as premiering music with members of the JACK Quartet, a New York based group that specializes in new music. This last summer, he was selected as a participant in the prestigious Lucerne Festival Academy, where he worked with conductors Simon Rattle, Matthias Pintscher, Barbara Hannigan, and Heinz Holliger, among others. His time there also led him to connect with composer Tod Machover, who was commissioned to write a piece for the Lucerne Festival 2015.

Justin Lepard, Cello

          Dr. Jennifer Teng received her Doctor of Musical Arts (Flute Performance and Orchestral Conducting) from the University of North Texas, 2011. Dr. Teng was an Assistant Professor of Flute and appointed as Orchestra Music Director at the University Putra Malaysia Music Department from 2012-2015. During her tenure, she has been invited to perform with the National Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Winds of NSO. Dr. Teng also gave master classes and workshops throughout Malaysia and Taiwan.
 
          Dr. Teng was a full time graduate teaching fellow at University of North Texas and was invited to give master classes at the 2006 Manchester Music Festival, Vermont NY and the 2007 International Music Festival at Yale University. She performed as principal flute with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Chamber Orchestra.
 
          Dr. Teng won multiple prizes, including of Young Artist Woodwind Competition 2005, MTNA; Young Artist Instrumental Solo Competition 2006, TMEA; UNT Concerto Competition Winner 2007, and was selected as a semi-finalist at Piccolo Artist Competition 2008, National Flute Association. She was invited to perform at the chamber concerts sponsored by the Louisville Lake Symphony Orchestra and the Steinway Hall Dallas.
    
    
Dr. Jennifer Teng, Flute
   
   
           Stephan Laboy was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He studied music from a young age and began the guitar when he was 12. He is currently a senior music major at UNL. He has a experience performing several different styles of music and teaching in a variety of settings. He currently works at the Salvation Army as a band director. He is also employed as the music director at Prairie View United Methodist Church in Lincoln. In the summer of 2014, he was awarded a scholarship to go to California and Study with Alex de Grassi. On a non-musical note, he is a noncommissioned officer in the Nebraska National Guard.
    
    
    
Stephan Laboy, Guitar
http://www.stephanlaboy.com/
   
         Eun-Jin Chung is from Lincoln, NE and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Music Composition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has studied with Dr. Kurt Knecht and Dr. Eric Richards, who helped develop his ears for jazz and contemporary music. He is currently studying with Prof. Tom Larson and Andrew Janak.
 
         As a composer, Eun-Jin has written for small jazz ensembles, saxophone quartet, various chamber ensembles, and soloists. He has also written numerous arrangements for a capella groups and jazz ensembles. He is enthusiastic and adventurous, always working on his craft to create works with an unique individuality.
 
         As a singer, Eun-Jin has performed solo, with numerous choirs in Lincoln, and an all-male A capella group called “Rocktavo”. He is mainly drawn into the sound of jazz and contemporary singing, and is active in scenes such as a capella, vocal jazz, and big band.
    
Eun-Jin Chung,
Vocal, Composition, Bassoon
Korean class