MUSICCarlos Guillermo JungRoom: 507E-mail: CJUNG1@houstonisd.orgBorn in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carlos Guillermo Jung is pursuing his doctoral degree in musical arts at the University of Houston (major in orchestral conducting and minor in musicology). He obtained a Master of Music degree at the Moores School of Music and earned his Bachelor's degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina. His research interest lies primarily in German music composed around the time of German unification (1871).
In Buenos Aires, Mr. Jung studied conducting with Carlos Vieu and piano with Antonio Formaro. Before moving to the USA in 2012, he conducted the Orquesta de la Facultad de Artes y Ciencias Musicales. In Houston, Mr. Jung served as guest conductor and manager of the Texas Medical Center Orchestra and guest conductor of Esperanza Azteca Orchestra from Mexico. Additionally, he has actively participated in masterclasses, competitions and festivals in Germany (Berlin Sinfonietta), Hungary (Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok in Budapest), United Kingdom (London Classical Soloists), Italy (Festival Bandistico Internazionale Besana Brianza) and Argentina (Banda Sinfónica de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires). Other conductors with whom Mr. Jung has studied include Gábor Hollerung, Achim Holub, Kenneth Kiesler and Colin Metters. He currently studies with Maestro Franz Anton Krager.
Mr. Jung serves as music director at DeBakey High School for Health Professions in the Texas Medical Center and as artistic director of Orchestra On Call, an organization that brings orchestral performances into various health-care facilities throughout Houston.Period: B1Grades: 9-12Room: 507Credits: Fine Arts & ElectiveE-mail: CJUNG1@houstonisd.orgPeriod: A1Grades: 9-12Room: 507Credits: Fine Arts & ElectiveE-mail: CJUNG1@houstonisd.org"Studying music encourages self-discipline and diligence, traits that carry over into intellectual pursuits and that lead to effective study and work habits. An association of music and math has, in fact, long been noted. Creating and performing music promotes self-expression and provides self-gratification while giving pleasure to others. In medicine, increasing published reports demonstrate that music has a healing effect on patients. For all these reasons, it deserves strong support in our educational system, along with the other arts, the sciences, and athletics."Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.