Ju-Yong Ha

Ju-Yong Ha headshot

Assistant Professor of Music


Hillyer College
860.768.4240 Hillyer Hall 263

D.M.A, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York (CUNY)

M.M., University of Hartford

B.M., Hanyang University

Ju-Yong Ha is an assistant professor of music in Hillyer College's Humanities Department. His courses include Music Perspectives and World Music Survey.

"I have really enjoyed teaching my students in Hillyer," says Ha. "I am happy to see the changes that develop in their thinking as they work with the ideas and topics of the course. The small class size means that my students and I can engage in unique activities. They respond to creative projects, and I find that I learn so much from them."

Ha's research interests include:

  • Contemporary Composition
  • Music and Gender
  • Traditional Korean music, especially sanjo and pansori
  • Improvisation
  • Music and Spirituality
  • K-Pop
  • Asian Diaspora and performing arts

2022 “I am a New Yorker:’ Localization, Globalization and Korean Community Arts in New Yor City,” in the World of Music, vol. 11, no. 1: 63-86

2021 “Female Masculinity and Cultural Symbolism: A History of Yeoseong Gukgeuk, the All-Female Cast Theatrical Genre,” in the Review of Korean Studies, vol. 24, no. 2: 107-144  

2019 Nuevo Sanjo II, for gayageum, violin, daegeum and percussion; premiered January 10, in the KOUS Theater, Seoul, Korea.

2017 “Homage for Future: Orchestra Asia,” in Mireu (June), Monthly Journal of the National Theater of Korea.

2017 Nuevo Sanjo I, for gayageum, violin, daegeum; premiered November, New York Public Library.

2016 “Lifting Up the Sound: Ujo in Pansori Tradition,” in Asian Music Research, vol. 39, Journal of the Asian Music Research Institute.