is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Kawai America Corpor-
ation. He is a two-term president of the Piano Manufacturers Association International, a
past member of the Board of Directors for NAMM (the International Music Products Association), chair
of the MTNA Foundation Fund Develop-
ment Committee, a
2004 MTNA Foundation Fellow, and recipient of the 2010 MTNA Distinguished Service Award. He is also co-author of
Improvisation at the Piano (Alfred Publishing 2007) and the Recreational Music Making Handbook (Alfred 2009) -- and author of Expressions of Faith: Eight Inventive Explorations of Classic
Hymns (Alfred 2008) and Expressions of Christmas (Alfred
has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, where he combined his musical and
business interests. In addition to performing in the top jazz band at Michigan,
he spent summers as a pianist and musical director at Walt Disney World. After
college, he traveled to London, England to study piano and conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a Rotary
Foundation Scholar. Upon his return to the States, he was privileged to
pursue jazz studies as the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
After several years
as a professional musician and independent piano teacher, he continued his business education by completing a Master
of Management Degree at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. His business pursuits eventually led him to Kawai America Corporation, where he has spent the past 24
his wife, Jo Anne, reside in southern California and have three grown sons.
With a diverse
career that includes experience as a performer, arranger, teacher, author, conference speaker and music industry
executive, Mr. Chung is devoted to the cause of advancing music participation across America.