Soo Yeon Lyuh

Curriculum Vitae

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE, MILLS COLLEGE (2017-2018)

Center for Contemporary Music, guest lecturing in Korean music, presentation and workshop for composition students on writing music for the haegeum

 

FELLOW, ASIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL (2017)

Awarded six month fellowship to develop collaborations between gugak and experimental music in the Bay Area

 

RESIDENT ARTIST, THINGAMAJIGS (2016-2017)

Artist and curator of the cross-cultural music concert “Pacific Exchange.”

 

COMPOSER/PERFORMER, 50 FOR THE FUTURE (2017)

Commissioned to write a piece for the Kronos Quartet as part of their “50 for the future,” also performed original piece with the Kronos Quartet

 

FELLOW, BANG ON A CAN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL (2016)

MASS MoCA (North Adams) Performance,  Artist in Residency

 

VISITING SCHOLAR,  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY (2015-2016)

Center for Korean Studies. Research, guest lecturing in Korean music, presentation and workshop for composition students on writing music for the haegeum

 

PERFORMER,  NATIONAL GUGAK ORCHESTRA  (2005-2016 )

 Contemporary Music Troupe, National Gugak Center 

 

LECTURER,  SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (2010-2015 )

Department of Korean Music. Taught private lessons to major and non-major haegeum students

 

VISITING SCHOLAR,  UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I COLLEGE OF MUSIC (2011-2012)

Department of Ethnomusicology. Research, guest lecturing in Korean music, presentation and workshop for composition students on writing music for the haegeum

 

INSTRUCTOR, INTERNATIONAL GUGAK WORKSHOP (2012)

International Gugak Workshop Program, National Gugak Center

Taught haegeum to foreign scholars, musicians and composers.

 

LECTURER, NATIONAL GUGAK MIDDLE SCHOOL (2005-2006)

Haegeum instructor for students 13-15 year old students who were training to be traditional music performers.

 

PUBLICATIONS

ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN REFEREED JOURNALS

“Transition in Performance : The Role of Bongjangchwi in Contemporary Sanjo” Perspectives on Korean Music, Vol.2 Seoul: The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, 2011

 

SELECTED RECORDINGS

 

Mudang Rock, 2018

With Henry Kaiser, Simon Barker, Bill Laswell and Rudresh Mahanthappa
 

Megasonic Chapel, 2015

With Tania Chen, Danielle DeGruttola, Henry Kaiser and William Winant

 

Sooyeon Lyuh's Esperanza. 2015

With Yoon Seung Cho

 

Soo Yeon Lyuh’s Haegeum Jeongak Vol.1, 2014

 

SELECTED GRANTS AND HONORS

 

-Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, 2017

- Arts Council Korea(한국문화예술위원회) Mills College Resident Artist, 2017

-Arts Council Korea(한국문화예술위원회) UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Spain Tour, 2017

-Center for Korean Studies, UCBerkeley “Visiting Scholar research Assistance Grant,” 2016

-Arts Council Korea(한국문화예술위원회) “Bang on a Can Sumer Music Festival,” 2016

-Arts Council Korea(한국문화예술위원회, 서울문화재단) “Beyond the World,” 2012

-Sejong Cultural Foundation Grant, Support for Pungnyu Performance at Namsan Gugak Concert Hall, 2012

-Scholarship Recipient from Seoul National University 1999-2003 (6회)

-Honors Graduate, Seoul National University, 2002

 

EDUCATION

 

SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, AUGUST 2013

            PhD in Korean Musicology

Dissertation: “The Haegeum’s Diversified Role in the Orchestra Pieces of Hee-Jo Kim”

 

SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, AUGUST 2005

 M.A. in Korean Traditional Music, Haegeum Performance, August 2005

Thesis: “The study of Musical Analysis on Sngkn Kim’s Piece <Haegŭm Solo 2004>”

 

SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, FEBRUARY 2002

B.A. in Korean Traditional Music, Haegeum Performance

 

GUEST LECTURES AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

NIEF-NORF RESEARCH SUMMIT: NEW ASIA

(2018) “A New Experiment in Progress: Multiple Perspectives on Creating New Music with the Korean Haegeum.” Research Presentation.

 

MILLS COLLEGE

(2017) Presentation on experiences as female performer/composer for Dr. Nalini Ghuman’s “Women, Gender, and Musical Creativity” undergraduate seminar

(2017) Lecture demonstration on haegeum for Dr. Chris Brown’s Asian music class.

(2016) Presentation and workshop on haegeum for SONGLINE series

(2016) Presentation and workshop for Dr. Chris Brown’s graduate composition seminar.

 

BANG ON A CAN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Presentation and workshop for composition fellows at Bang on a Can summer music festival

 

MILLS COLLEGE CHILDREN’S SCHOOL

(2017) Taught Korean percussion and demonstrated haegeum to elementary students

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

(2016) Presentation and workshop on haegeum for Dr. Ken Ueno’s composition seminar

(2016) Presentation and workshop on haegeum for Dr. Franck Bedrossian,’s composition seminar

(2015) Presentation and workshop on Korean rhythmic pattern and haegeum for Dr. Jean Ahn’s undergraduate musicianship class

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

(2016, 2015) Lecture demonstration on Korean music and haegeum for Dr. Katherine Lee’s undergraduate Asian music class

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ

(2016) Presentation and workshop on haegeum for Dr, Karlton Hester’s graduate world music seminar

Presentation and workshop on haegeum for Dr, Hikyung Kim’s graduate composition workshop

(2015) Presentation and workshop on haegeum for Dr, Hikyung Kim’s graduate composition workshop

 

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I COLLEGE OF MUSIC

(2016) Presentation and workshop on haegeum for Dr. Thomas Osborne’s graduate composition seminar

(2011) Presentation and workshop on haegeum for Dr. Thomas Osborne’s graduate composition seminar

(2011) Lecture demonstration on haegeum for Dr. Byong Won Lee’s undgraduate Asian music seminar

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