|Born in Seoul, South Korea, Anna Myeong is a Lecturer of Organ at the University of Kansas and Organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mission, Kansas. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea) in 1990, where she studied organ with Myung-Ja Cho, Hee-Sung Kim, and In-Hyung Cho. After graduation, she served three churches in downtown Seoul from 1990 to 1996: Chodong Presbyterian Church, Young-Nak Presbyterian Church, and Yoido Full Gospel Church (YFGC). Among them, YFGC has been the largest single Protestant Christian congregation in the world with about one million church members.
In 1996, Anna and her family moved to Oregon, where her husband completed his Ph.D. degree in chemistry. While in Oregon, she took organ lessons from Barbara Baird at the University of Oregon in Eugene. After her family moved to Kansas City in 2002, she resumed organ study at the University of Kansas (KU) with James Higdon, earning degrees of Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts. She was elected a member of Pi Kappa Lambda honorary music fraternity in 2007. She also studied carillon with Elizabeth Berghout at KU. In 2006, she attended an organ interpretation course in Romainmôtier, Switzerland and had the opportunity to study with Marie-Claire Alain, Luigi Tagliavini and Guy Bovet. Other studies have included masterclasses with Lynne Davis, Karel Paukert, Susan Landale, Michael Bauer, and John Grew.
As a concert organist, Dr. Myeong has performed numerous recitals in North America and Europe including programs at Washington National Cathedral in DC, Saint Thomas Church in New York City, Princeton University Chapel, Harvard University Adolphus Busch Hall, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Trinity Church in Boston, and Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. In the summer 2010, she had an organ recital tour in England that included Westminster Abbey in London, Coventry Cathedral, and St. Paul’s church in Birmingham. She was a featured artist at the AGO region VI convention (Wichita, Kansas) and American Liszt Society National Festival in 2009. Her performance has also been broadcast on American Public Media’s Pipedreams.
Her recent CD, Voice of the Organ, received five-star ratings from Orgelnieuws in the Netherlands. She recorded Bach, Dubois, Franck, Duruflé, Widor and Tournemire in the Bales Organ Recital Hall at KU. It is available at iTunes music store, Amazon, and cdbaby.com.