Singing Letter: Songs for Children 2-1
- Artist: Jinyoung Kim
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/1/2009
All songs composed by Jinyoung Kim. Professor Jinyoung Kim teaches 'music in childhood' at The College of Staten Island/City University of New York. She received her bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Ewha Woman's University. Her Master's and Doctorate are from Teachers College, Columbia University. Specializing in music for children, she has published multiple articles and books about teaching music in early childhood education. She has composed over one hundred children's songs and published three music albums in Korean. The title song of her first album 'Never Ending Melody: A Lullaby for You' is a prizewinning song of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (2002). A series of Jinyoung Kim's Original Songs for Children has two volumes published; 'Volume 1: I am Happy' and 'Volume 2: A Singing Letter' The CD you are listening to is the translated version of this Volume 2. Music orchestrated by Justin Jong Yoon Choi Originally from Seoul, Korea, Jong Yoon Choi earned his Bachelor's in Music from Yonsei University. He later moved to the United States to study musical theater, writing as a composer in the New York University Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Musical Theater Writing. He has composed over one hundred works for all media: solo, instrumental, chamber, vocal and choral music, electro-acoustic music; and music for orchestra, wind ensemble, and other large ensembles. He has received very positive notices for his arrangements of the South Korean Productions of Pay It Forward (2004) and The Nutcracker (2005). Currently, he is working as the composer on the musical, MENU, commissioned by David Kolatch, book my Michael Russell, lyrics by Michael R. Jackson.