Organ, Historical Keyboards and Sacred Music
CURRENT STUDENT PROFILE
Jennifer Shin is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in the studio of David Higgs, after having completed her Master of Music degree at Eastman in 2020. Most recently, she was awarded second prize and audience prize in the 2021 Arthur Poister Organ Competition and was a semi-finalist in the American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP), held as part of the 2022 National AGO Convention in Seattle, WA. She has been selected as one of The Diapason magazine’s Class of 2021 “20 under 30”, a feature in which 20 most successful young artists in the field under the age of 30 are recognized.
She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance and Sacred Music with a minor in Performing Arts Management, where she studied organ with Kola Owolabi and James Kibbie. During her time in Michigan, she held the position of Organ Scholar at Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, and participated in the University of Michigan’s University Choir and Early Music Choir both as accompanist and singer. Prior to her undergraduate studies, Jennifer first started organ lessons with Jung-A Lee at the age of 14, and played piano since the age of 4.
In addition to her current doctoral studies, she currently serves as organist at St. John of Rochester Catholic Church in Fairport, NY, and maintains a private piano studio. She frequently performs solo recitals throughout the country and also enjoys collaborating with other musicians and ensembles.