Instrument/Discipline: Minyō 日本民謡
School(流): Fujimoto-ryū 富士本流
Ha/Kai (流派/会): Reichiku-kai 鈴竹会
Professional Name (芸名): Chikuhai 竹唄
Home Address: 4308 East Cambridge Drive, Bloomington, IN 47408
Home Phone: 812-360-9299
Do you teach? Yes
Do you perform? Yes
Molly Adkins Jeon conducts workshops regarding traditional Japanese music in general and folk songs in particular. She has also been a consultant for the Indiana University International Vocal Ensemble. In addition she teaches Japanese language.
She gives solo performances for educational institutions such as elementary, junior and senior high schools, libraries, and university-level Japanese or music classes. She has also performed at the Indiana State Fair. In addition to her solo appearances, she performs with artists from Japan.
Molly Adkins Jeon is the only non-Japanese who performs Japanese folk songs professionally. She spent eleven years in Japan studying minyō, and has received several regional awards. She completed a Master’s degree in ethnomusicology at Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku.