Leon Jin, DMA
Department: Performing Arts
Office Number: N/A
Phone number: (253) 341-6071
Originally from Washington State, Leon Jin is a bassoonist who aims to provide other bassoonists of all-ages the understanding and enjoyment of their instrument while nurturing them with the best tools, resources, and experience so they can share their music with more people at a passionate level.
Currently, Leon is a doctoral student at Arizona State University (ASU) studying with Dr. Albie Micklich pursuing his Doctorates of Music in Bassoon Performance. He previously earned his Masters of Music at ASU in 2018 and his Bachelors of Music at Central Washington University in 2014 under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Lipori.
As of February 2022, Leon teaches bassoon at Glendale Community College and Paradise Valley Community College. He is also an Artist in Residency at Brophy College Preparatory. At ASU, Jin was a graduate teaching assistant from 2018-2020 and taught bassoon reed making and bassoon methods to undergraduate students. Jin also maintains his professional performing career by serving as the Principal Bassoon at ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra as well as the Scottsdale Philharmonic that were both won through audition in 2020.
In addition, Jin won first prize in the 2022 ASU Concerto Competition and will perform the Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Bassoon Concerto with the ASU Chamber Orchestra in 2023. In 2021, Jin was a semi-finalist for the National Bassoon Meetup Orchestral Excerpts Competition competing with bassoonists all over the United States. In the summer of 2019, He also participated in the Rocky Ridge Music Festival with fellowship where he studied with Dr. Remy Taghavi from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and competed in the Rocky Ridge Chamber Competition.
On the side, Jin is also the owner of Jin Studios LLC, an accessible and affordable on-site recording studio geared towards helping young artists by producing quality recordings. He started this studio in 2021 during the pandemic to mainly help students without recording equipment to continue pursuing their dreams. Since then, Jin has served more than 10 students per semester and has created recordings for competitions, auditions, and recitals. His studio can mainly be found in the Tempe area.