Born in Seoul, Korea, Eun Joo Fierro has been playing piano since the age of six. She came to the United States with her family at fifteen. She earned her Bachelors of Music, Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Texas at Austin where she studied with Dr. Frank Speller. She was an award recipient of the Se-Kwang Piano Competition and the William Hall Organ Competition. While Eun Joo was working on her masters degree, she was invited to perform Saint-Saens Organ Symphony which was broadcasted live on KMFA Classical 89.5 under the direction of Maestro Peter Bay, conductor for the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Eun Joo also regularly appeared as guest organist with various musical groups such as the University of Texas choirs and orchestras and UT Early Music Ensemble.
Eun Joo started teaching piano and music theory in 1997. She has been a member of Music Teachers National Association since 2010 and is currently active member of Austin District Music Teachers Association. She is known for extensive experience and love of sharing the joy of music with her students. Eun Joo’s students regularly participate local and national competitions and festivals and have won many awards. She specializes in MTNA theory, ABRSM theory and instrumental performance exams.
Eun Joo has served as organist at Hope Presbyterian Church since 2005 and helped to create the Northwest Austin Organ Series. She performs frequently in a various of venues including Lenten Organ Series, Christmas concerts and solo recitals in area churches. In 2016, Eun Joo performed concerts on most prestige organs at St. Salzburg Cathedral and St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Austria and St. Salvatore Church Charles Bridge in Prague. She regularly works with the Concordia University Singers and is the accompanist for the Cedar Park High School Choirs, the Lehman High School Bands, plus many other UIL band and orchestra groups in Austin.
In her free time, she enjoys ballroom dancing and running competitively.Back to Classes & Teachers>