Kye Ryung Park
As a resident of Asia and North America, Kye Ryung Park has integrated many aspects of multi-cultural musical elements into her own artistic identity.
Numerous music festivals and conferences have programmed performances of her music, including the International Festival of Women Composers, Nevada Encounters of New Music, June in Buffalo, Composition in Asia International Symposium and Festival, Corso internazionale d’interpretazione, in Italy, Pan Music Festival, in Korea, and College Music Society Conferences (Regional, National and International). In addition, KGCS radio broadcast her piano suite, Reminiscences, in 2009.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in music composition at Seoul National University, she received her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in music composition and theory from UCLA. She has studied with renowned composers Ian Krouse, Paul Chihara, Roger Bourland, Paul Reale, and Byung Dong Paik.
Among Kye Ryung’s commissions are the American Liszt Society (Baltimore Washington chapter, Bicentennial Celebration for Franz Liszt Birth) and Texas State International Piano Festival (for the Second Texas State International Piano Competition). Moreover, she was also the Commissioned Composer 2013 by the Florida Music Teachers Association.
She has taught at California State University, Fresno, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Florida SouthWestern State College, New College of Florida, and the Eastman School of Music.