Dr. Julia Zavadsky

Artistic Director

Julia Zavadsky studied music theory, conducting, and composition at Glier Music College in Kiev, Ukraine and Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, where she studied with Maestro Aaron Harlap. She studied choral conducting at Temple University where she worked with Alan Harler and Janet Yamron and received the Elaine Brown Tribute Award.

Dr. Zavadsky studied with Timothy Long and earned a DMA in Conducting at SUNY Stony Brook. A faculty member of Temple and Rutgers Universities and musical director of two South Jersey community choirs, Dr. Zavadsky has conducted choruses and participated in international choir festivals in the USA, Europe, and the Middle East. Dr. Zavadsky organizes and hosts choral festivals involving University, High School and community choirs across the region.

Dr. Zavadsky serves as the a conductor and artistic director of the Rutgers University Singers as well as Nashirah, The Jewish Chorale of the Greater Philadelphia.

Soyeon Bin


Soyeon Ki studied Vocal Performance and Music Education at Temple University, Boyer College of Music with Philip Cho. She also studied piano privately with Brian Kovach at Philadelphia Community College and Seymour Lipkin at Curtis Institute. Serving as a faculty member at Rutgers University, accompanying Rutgers University Singers and teaching voice, she also is a musical director and a soloist at Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church and soloist at Soli Deo Singers in Philadelphia. Serving as an accompanist for two South Jersey community choirs as well as Nashirah, The Jewish Chorale of the Greater Philadelphia, Soyeon also accompanied for various competitions, musical productions and choir festivals and continues to teach piano and voice in Philadelphia and South Jersey.

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