Kay Kyurim Rhie


Cornell University
D.M.A. in Music Composition
University of California at Los Angeles
M.A. Music Composition, June 2002
University of California at Los Angeles
B.A. Music Composition, June 1995
Minor in Piano Performance

Steven Stucky (Cornell University)
Roberto Sierra (Cornell University)
Paul Chihara (UCLA)
Ian Krouse  (UCLA)
David Lefkowitz (UCLA)

PERFORMANCE ABILITY – solo and chamber performance experience
Piano Teachers:
Xak Bjerken (piano – Cornell University)
Malcolm Bilson (piano – Cornell University)
Ick Choo Moon (piano – UCLA)

Samuel Adler (Summer Academy at Freie Universität, Berlin)
Stephen Hartke (Chamber Music Conference of the East)
Syd Hodkinson (Aspen Summer Music Festival)
Donald Crockett (Chamber Music Conference of the East)
John Harbison (Tanglewood Music Center)
Michael Gandolfi (Tanglewood Music Center)
Colin Matthews (Tanglewood Music Center)


Cornell University and University California, Los Angeles (2001-2004)
Keyboard Skills
Ear Training
Music Appreciation
Western music (2001, UCLA))
African music and its diaspora (2004, Cornell University)
Notation of Western Music 105

October 1996 – September 1999
Music and Arts Writer, Korea Daily News, Los Angeles

Awards and Honors

Ojai Music Festival Young Composer’s Award Grand Prize, 2002
Los Angeles Chamber Singers Competition Winner, 2002
SCI/ASCAP Student Competition Winner/ Region VII, 2002
ASMAC (American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers)
Scholarship for Music Excellence in Composition, 2001
Aspen Summer Music Festival and School, July, 2003
Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East, 2004
Composer in residence at the Banff Center for the Arts, Fall 2005
Robbins Family Composition Award, Cornell University, Spring 2006
Tanglewood Music Center Fellow, Summer 2007
American Academy of Arts and Letters – Charles Ives Fellowship, 2008
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship, 2008-2009


A current list of professional references is available upon request.

Updated April 21, 2008


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