HyoJin Moon

Photo Credit: Deanna Shih

Doctor of Musical Arts
Sacred Music

Jenna Moon is a doctoral candidate in sacred music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She studies organ performance and organ literature with Dr. James Kibbie, sacred music and hymn improvisation with Dr. Kola Owolabi, and carillon performance with Dr. Tiffany Ng and Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra.

An avid carillon ambassador, Moon serves as the U-M summer carillon concert series manager, social media advocate, and student carillon catalog assistant, under Dr. Ng. She performs weekly midday carillon recitals at the Robert and Ann Lurie Carillon and in Student Guild recitals on the Baird Carillon at the Burton Memorial Tower. Moon serves as vice president of Carillon Guild at University of Michigan. She received the 2021 SMTD MLK Spirit Award and was a co-recipient of a Sonic Scenographies research grant in 2020. Moon received the EXCEL Enterprise Fund for her project, highlighting on diversity, equity, and inclusion through featuring works by composers of color.

Achievements

2020 EXCEL Enterprise Fund for “New perspective and Inclusive Digital Carillon Concert”
2020 Sonic Scheographies for Mourning, Ritual, and Digital Ground
2021 MLK Spirit Awards for “leading the field of sacred music to become more diverse and inclusive”