Director of CCMA
Meagan O’Neal has had a passion for music since she started learning piano at age 4. Meagan has been an active private teacher in the Austin area, coaching students at several different studios as well as mentoring students in piano for Kids in a New Groove. She is the director of the Concordia Community Music Academy.
As a music educator, O'Neal believes that music is for everyone and in fostering multi-generational music-making. Meagan enjoys asking students questions that inspire them to build critical thinking skills and musical independence, as well as encourage each student to reach their fullest potential.
O'Neal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from Concordia University Texas. She also holds a piano tuner certification from the Piano Technician Academy and is continuing her education as a teacher through training from the Royal Conservatory.
A well rounded performer, O'Neal has played for various churches in the area as a pianist, has sung in Concordia University’s Masterworks Series through the Concordia Singers, and has played cello with several community orchestras and for various special church services.
When she isn’t making music or teaching it to others, O'Neal likes to draw and spend time with her two cats, Hans and Hugo.
Dr. Joseph Choi
Dr. Joseph Choi is a piano faculty member at Concordia University Texas. He was the second prize winner of the 2014 NTD International Piano Competition; finalist in the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition, where he was awarded the prize for Best Performance of a Baroque Composer; second prize winner of the 2012 Tuesday Musical Club Competition in San Antonio; and winner of the 2012 concerto competition at the University of Texas at Austin.
He enjoys teaching students of all ages. He obtained his Doctor of Musical Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees at the University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Anton Nel.
Dr. Janet Grohovac
Dr. Janet Grohovac has been on faculty teaching individual lessons and group guitar classes at Concordia University Texas since 2013.
She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees at the University of Texas at Austin with Adam Holzman as her main pedagogue. Originally from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Grohovac completed her Bachelor of Music with distinction at the University of Victoria, studying with Dr. Alexander Dunn.
As a dynamic concert artist, her recent performances include appearances at the Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Taxco, Mexico with the Grohovac-Ibison Duo, and more.
Professor Ann Kjerulf Knien
Prof. Ann Kjerulf Knien is a freelance flutist and music educator in Austin. She is the adjunct professor of Flute at Concordia University Texas and heads the KjKn Flute Studio.
Kjerulf Knien enjoys performing with a variety of local groups, leading masterclasses, and coaching chamber music. An advocate of music education and outreach, she was president of Austin Flute Society from 2008 to 2010.
She is passionate about teaching, collaborating on chamber works, delving into the flute and organ repertoire, and premiering new works.
Dr. Eundo Park
Dr. Eundo Park is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Concordia University Texas where he teaches trumpet, brass and jazz ensemble. Before coming to Concordia, he served as adjunct faculty at Huston Tillotson University.
He received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance/Jazz Emphasis from the University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Music in Jazz Performance as well as his Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Park is a very active jazz, classical, and commercial performer locally, nationally, and internationally. He has shared the concert stage with many jazz greats including Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Conrad Herwig, Tim Hagans, and Ron Westray to name a few. He has also been trumpet soloist with the Korean Broadcast Station Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Park is also a passionate music educator and currently teaches a private studio of 50+ middle school, high school, and college students in Central Texas.
Originally from Houston, Texas, he began playing trumpet at the age of 11. While in Houston he attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where he was awarded the John Phillip Sousa Award. His primary teachers include Bob Walp, Jim Thompson, Clay Jenkins, Ray Sasaki, Ron Westray, and Dennis Dotson.
Emily Peterson is a freelance clarinetist and private lessons teacher who has known a love of music from the beginning. After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance (clarinet) at Concordia University Texas, she has been teaching master classes and private lessons in order to share her knowledge to the coming generation of musicians.
She has played with various ensembles in the area, including Austin Philharmonic Orchestra and St. Edwards Orchestra, as well as churches in the area. She also moonlights at Concordia High School for their annual spring musical. Emily is currently pursuing a Masters in Music History at Texas State University.