JESSICA HONG 19, born in Red Bank, New Jersey, is an undergraduate student at The Juilliard School, where she studies with Joel Krosnick. While living in Holmdel, Ms. Hong attended Juilliard’s Pre-College Division, where she studied with Dr. Clara Minhye Kim. Ms. Hong has won numerous awards and competitions, including being recognized as a winner by the National Young Arts Association. Jessica Hong has attended many festivals, including Meadowmount School of Music, Orford Music Academy, and Great Mountains Music Festival and School. Ms. Hong also had the privilege to play for artists Frans Helmerson, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Myung-Wha Chung, Jian Wang, and Philippe Muller. In her free time, Jessica Hong enjoys organizing benefit concerts and outreach programs. This is her first year at the Music Academy of the West.