Jaemi is committed to music making as a social activity that builds community and connection between people. She is part of a new generation of classical musicians who see art music as a type of social activism, a way of making the world a better place.
Refusing to guard the border fence between contemporary and standard repertoire, Jaemi advocates for and collaborates with living composers at every opportunity. She even revels in opportunities to use electronics and extended techniques.
The history of compositional style, performance practice, and even semiotic coding are fundamental to Jaemi's process of creating an interpretation and performance. Deep understanding engenders deep emotional connections.
Exciting performances happen when the process of music making is at its best, i.e. fun for everyone. Jaemi brings a joyful spirit to the podium, pairing levity with profundity and often forgetting the difference between the two.