Our Director

About Ms. Min J. Kang

Email: Min_Kang@dekalbschoolsga.org

Ms. Kang has been a faculty of Tucker Middle School since 2008. She has experiences of teaching Band, Orchestra, and Music Appreciation classes. Under the direction of Ms. Kang, TMS 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Orchestra received All-Superior ratings from GMEA (Georgia Music Educators Association) Large Group Performance Evaluation from 2011 to 2016. TMS 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Orchestra received Excellence ratings from GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation in 2017. TMS 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Band received All-Superior ratings from GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation in 2017.

A native of Seoul, South Korea, Ms. Kang is a 2007 graduate of Georgia State University, where she earned the bachelor of music degree in Music Education. Ms. Kang served as a participant of GSU Orchestra, GSU Wind Ensemble, and GSU Chamber Ensemble. Her additional performance experiences include Agnes Scott College Orchestra and Georgia Perimeter College Wind Ensemble. Ms. Kang is a proud member of Tara Winds Community Band since 2012 and a proud member of Hanmaum Presbyterian Church Orchestra since 2013. In addition, Ms. Kang is a clarinet and saxophone instructor at Peachtree Music and Art Academy since 2014. Ms. Kang’s primary instrument is clarinet.

Ms. Kang holds membership in MENC: The National Association for Music Education, and the Georgia Music Educators Association. She resides in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. Ms. Kang enjoys spending time with her niece, Madeline and twin nephews, Colin and Connor.


 

2016-2017 TMS Band & Orchestra Accomplishments

  • 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Band attended and performed for the TMS Homecoming Football Game.
  • 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Band collaborated “Band Day” with Tucker High School Marching Band.
  • Applied and Received 1 new tuba and 1 new baritone from DeKalb County.
  • Conducted 6th/7th/8th Grade Band and Orchestra Winter Concert.
  • 7th/8th Grade Band traveled and performed for Grace and Orchard Senior Living Home.
  • 6th Grade Orchestra took a field trip to Atlanta Symphony Hall.
  • 7th/8th Grade Orchestra took a field trip to Atlanta Symphony Hall.
  • 7th/8th Grade Orchestra traveled and performed for the shoppers at Lenox Square Mall.
  • Kang attended Midwest National Music Conference in Chicago, IL as a Music Educator.
  • Promoted 1 Orchestra student to participate in the All-State for Orchestra.
  • Promoted 2 Orchestra students to participate in the 7th/8th Grade District Advanced Honor Orchestra.
  • Promoted 3 Orchestra students to participate in the 6th Grade Honor Orchestra.
  • 6th Grade Beginning Band received All Superior Ratings at the Large Group Performance Evaluation for Band.
  • 6th Grade Beginning Orchestra received All Superior Ratings at the Large Group Performance Evaluation for Orchestra.
  • 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Band received All Superior Ratings at the Large Group Performance Evaluation for Band.
  • 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Orchestra received Excellence Ratings at the Large Group Performance Evaluation for Orchestra.
  • 7th/8th Grade Band and Orchestra traveled and performed in Washington, D.C as our Annual Spring Trip.
  • Received a letter of recognition from Dr. Stephen Green.
  • Conducted 6th/7th/8th Grade Band Spring Concert.
  • Conducted 6th/7th/8th Grade Orchestra Spring Concert.
  • 7th/8th Grade Band received “Best Overall in Tucker Day Parade” Award.
  • 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Band performed for the Top 10% Banquet.
  • 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Band performed for the 1st Semester Awards Day.
  • 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Orchestra performed for the 1st and 2nd Semester Awards Day.
  • Hosted TMS 7th/8th Grade Band Banquet.
  • Hosted TMS 7th/8th Grade Orchestra Banquet.
  • Hosted after-school rehearsals for 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Band since August 2016. Ex.) Every Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm.
  • Hosted after-school rehearsals for 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Orchestra since October 2016. Ex.) Every Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm.
  • Hosted after-school sectionals for 7th/8th Grade Band and Orchestra from January thru March 2017. Ex.) Every Friday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm.
  • Hosted morning sectionals for 7th/8th Grade Band in February and March 2017. Ex.) Every other Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am.