Music is
our passion.
Who are we?

Long story short

We are a brand new ensemble founded in 2017 and based in Princeton University. Started and run by the most dedicated musicians of the Princeton music community, we are dedicated to executing high quality performances of small-scale standard and new orchestral repertoire. Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert - these Classical and Early Romantic composers will form the backbone of our concerts. With a small select ensemble and a collaborative organizational structure, we are bringing a new era of music making to Princeton University.

Our Leadership

Megan Chung

President

Megan Chung is Princeton Camerata's founding president and plays in the bass section. She began her musical journey at five on piano and has since picked up many instruments along the way. She was named Principal Bassist in the Arkansas All-State Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra twice in a row. Since coming to Princeton, Megan plays with the Princeton University Orchestra, music directs with Princeton University Players, and serves as a founding partner and Vice President of the Ivy Orchestra. She has studied bass with James Hatch, Jack Budrow, and Lawrence Hurst.

Megan is a junior from North Little Rock, Arkansas in the Chemistry department with a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. Outside of music, Megan researches in biocatalysis, tutors at the McGraw Center, and is a Mathey PAA.

DG Kim

Conductor

DG Kim is a founding partner of Princeton Camerata and the first conductor of that ensemble. He is currently the assistant conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra and has held the post of the conductor of the Princeton Chamber Orchestra. He has been an integral part of numerous music organizations from a leadership and organizational standpoint, including work as the president and founder of Ivy Orchestra, president and founder of La Vie en Cello, president of Princeton University Orchestra and president of Princeton Chamber Orchestra. These experiences have helped him shape the future of Princeton Camerata.

DG studies conducting with Michael Pratt at Princeton University, and is pursuing a certificate in Musical Performance in Conducting. In addition, he studies cello performance with Alberto Parrini. Previously, he studied cello with Dr. John Marshall, Jonathan Koh and Astrid Schween.

Haeun Jung

Vice President

Haeun Jung is one of the founding members of Princeton Camerata. She has been playing the violin for 14 years and studies with Anna Lim at Princeton. In the past, she has received lessons and masterclasses from Carol Sindell, Christian Tetzlaff, Boris Brovtsyn, Clara Jumi-Kang, Radu Blidar, Hyuk-Joo Kwun and more. Apart from Princeton Camerata, she is the co-president of Opus 21, co-president of Classical Music Hour, a founding member of Ivy Orchestra, and a member of Princeton University Orchestra.

Although she is involved in a lot of music at Princeton, Haeun plans on studying Molecular Biology, with certificates in Neuroscience and Musical Performance in Violin. When she’s not practicing or in rehearsal, she can be found researching cell signaling pathways in lab.

Julia Pak

Social Chair

Julia Pak is one of the founding members of Princeton Camerata. She has been playing the viola since she was 10 years old. She entered the Juilliard Pre-College Division in 2009 studying with Heidi Castleman and Toby Appel and graduated in 2016. She has also volunteered with elementary students and senior citizens in her community to play and teach classical music. At Princeton, Julia is a violist in the Princeton University Orchestra.

Julia is a sophomore from Tenafly, NJ planning to major in History with a certificate in American Studies. She is also a member of the Student Health Advisory Board and works at the circulation desk at the Mendel Music Library. In her free time, she enjoys playing golf, trying new restaurants, and looking at online images of dogs.

Yang Song

Publicity Chair

Yang Song is one of the founding members of Princeton Camerata, playing as a clarinetist. He also is a member of Princeton University Orchestra, where he is the Publicity Chair and played saxophone for Triangle Pit Orchestra. He started his musical journey at eight on violin but moved on to clarinet at the age of twelve. He performed a violin solo at the Sydney Opera House in 2009. Yang took a break from music in 2013 to pursue other activities, but after entering Princeton, has fully resumed his musical activities and cannot be happier since. He is currently studying clarinet with Jo-Ann Sternberg and is also part of a clarinet quartet.

Yang is a sophomore from Sydney, Australia studying either Operations Research and Financial Engineering or Computer Science with potential certificates in Statistics and Machine Learning, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Engineering and Management Systems and Musical Performance. Outside of music, Yang is the Outreach Chair for Princeton University Math Club and also a Teaching Assistant for the Computer Science Department. You can find him either in the Friend Center or in the Music Building.

Roster

Our Orchestra

Our tight-knit orchestra comprises of about thirty-five of Princeton's finest musicians. Every member of our ensemble will be required to reaudition for the President, Conductor and Assistant Conductor yearly. They come from a wide range of interests and disciplines, but are all committed to the highest level of music making.

2017 - 2018

Violin I
Hana Mundiya '20 - Concertmaster
Katie Liu '20
Tabitha Oh '18
Lawrence Chiang '21
Sophia Winograd '21

Violin II
Emiri Morita '21 - Principal
Alex Zhu '21
Elijah Ash '19
Haeun Jung '20

Viola
Julia Pak '20 - Principal
Noah Pacis '21
Ethan Glattfelder '21

Cello
Leland Ko '20 - Principal
David Kim '20
David Basili '21
Daniel Kim '21

Bass
Megan Chung '19 - Principal

Flute
Haeley Ahn '21 - Principal
Mariana Corichi '21

Oboe
Riesa Cassano '21 - Principal
Christine Kwon '21
Jasmine Dehghan GS

Clarinet
Hanson Kang '20 - Principal
Yang Song '20

Bassoon
Gabriel Levine GS - Principal

French Horn
Linus Wang '21 - Principal
Andrew Kim '21
Parker Jones '21

Trumpet
Lucas Makinen '20 - Principal
Christian Venturella '21

Timpani
Reilly Bova '20