June Ha

Music Therapy Student

Pianist June Ha, who is originally from South Korea, has always been filled with longing to experience everything related to music and culture. June’s mission is to contribute to the community by creating harmony within people, and to promote living life through musical activity.

Passion for romantic period composers and music led her to major in classical piano performance. During the college years she participated in piano festival and camp in London every summer, where she had great experience in having lessons and master classes with Julian Martin (Julliard), Philip Kawin (Manhattan School of Music), and Yonghi Moon (Peabody conservatory), and she also performed at Wigmore Hall. She considers her time abroad as one of her best experiences where she learned about the various aspects of growth and development of music and art, especially learning about the European history of architectures and fine arts as they relate to music and art. After receiving a Master’s degree in classical piano performance, she became fascinated with the harmony of Contemporary music, which ended up leading her to enroll in Berkley’s College of Music in Boston, where she studied with Neil Olmstead, who is a pupil of Nadia Boulanger. As a result, her musical insight has since developed significantly, compared to the time when she had no knowledge of Jazz.

June’s curiosity in human and psychological aspects led her to study a different side of the “music spectrum.” She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in music therapy at TWU. Additionally, June participated as an assistant music therapist at Denton Juvenile CTC Center, Denton ISD and VA hospital Amarillo allowing her many opportunities to support people who are in need of music.