Mun Jung Chang

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Academic Background

–       BA at Korea National University of Arts (Major in Gayageum*)

–       MA at Korea National University of Arts (Major in Gayageum*)

→ Thesis : Composed by Klaus Huber Analytical Study on “Rough Brush Tip” for

Gayageum and Buk


Artistic Honors/Awards

–       2008 : Grand prize(Korea-Japan Art Award) at Japanese Music Performance Contest

–       2007 : Silver prize at Tan-Geum-Dae Gayageum Contest

–       2003 : Prize awarded by Ministry of Culture in Korea at Seoul Gayageum Contest


Teaching Experience

–       2013~2014 Instructor at Gugak National High School


Work Experience

–       Current : Successor of The Royal Ancestral Ritual in the Jongmyo Shrine and its Music*

(No. 1 important intangible cultural asset of korea)

–       2009~2016 Member of Busan National Gugak* center

* Jongmyo Jerye or Jongmyo Daeje is a rite held for worshipping the late kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty in Jongmyo Shrine, Seoul, South Korea. It is held every year on the first Sunday of May. The Jongmyo rite is usually accompanied with the court music playing (Jerye-ak) and dance called Ilmu or line Dance. Jongmyo Jerye and Jeryeak were designated as the first of South Korea’s Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2001

*Korean traditional art


Performance Highlight

–       2014

3)     Jongmyo Jerye (The Royal Ancestral Ritual in the Jongmyo Shrine and its Music)

* Sanjo, literally meaning ‘scattered melodies,’ is a style of traditional Korean music, involving an instrumental solo accompanied by drumming on the janggu, an hourglass-shaped drum. The art of sanjo is a real crystalliization of traditional Korean melody and rhythm which may have been handed down by rote generation after generation.


–       2013

1)     Buam Art hall invitation Recital for full version of Gayageum Sanjo of Choi, Ok-Sam

2)     ‘Feel Korea, Taste Korea, Buy Korea’ Festival in Poland

–       Others

1)     2008 : Performance invited by Korean Culture center at Beijing


One Month Festival 2016

Mung Jun Chang will perform on 10 July 2016 with a recital, as part of the One Month Festival in Amsterdam, Posthoornkerk catacombes