Kye Ryung Park, a resident of Asia and North America, is a composer who has seamlessly woven multicultural musical elements into her unique artistic identity. Her compositions have graced stages worldwide, captivating audiences at prestigious music festivals and conferences. Notable among her performances are appearances at the International Festival of Women Composers, Nevada Encounters of New Music, and June in Buffalo. Her works have resonated with audiences in Italy, Korea, and the United States, showcased at events like the Composition in Asia International Symposium and Festival, Corso Internazionale di Interpretazione, Pan Music Festival, and College Music Society Conferences. In 2009, Kye Ryung Park gained widespread recognition when her piano suite, ‘Reminiscences,’ was broadcast by KGCS radio.
Her journey in music began with a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Seoul National University, followed by a passionate pursuit of her craft at UCLA. There, she achieved both her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in music composition and theory, studying under the guidance of esteemed composers such as Ian Krouse, Paul Chihara, Roger Bourland, Paul Reale, and Byung Dong Paik.
Kye Ryung Park’s list of achievements includes commissions from prestigious organizations like the American Liszt Society (Baltimore Washington chapter, Bicentennial Celebration for Franz Liszt Birth) and the Texas State International Piano Festival (for the Second Texas State International Piano Competition). In 2013, the Florida Music Teachers Association honored her as the Commissioned Composer.
Kye Ryung Park’s dedication to music education has left an indelible mark on various institutions, including California State University, Fresno, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Florida SouthWestern State College, New College of Florida, and the Eastman School of Music. Presently, she imparts her expertise as a dedicated faculty member at Texas Christian University, shaping the next generation of musical talent.