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Seung-Won Oh

BA Ewha Women's University
MM Ewha Women's University
MM The Royal Conservatory of the Hague
MA Brandeis University
Doctoral Study University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD Brandeis University

Seung-Won (Seung-Ah) Oh, a native of Korea, is an acclaimed composer who was described as "a name to remember" in the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant. The same publication described her music as "exciting in which you can experience a great variety of timbre and organic development", and "refined and sharply cut."

The recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, Oh's music has been performed throughout Europe, North America and Asia by ensembles including Contemporary Music Ensemble Korea, Omnibus Ensemble (Uzbekistan), Ensemble Aleph (France), Ensemble Chronophonie (Germany), Nederlands Vocaal Laboratorium, Doelen Ensemble, the Atlas ensemble, the Nieuw Ensemble, Hexnut Ensemble, Orkest de Ereprijs, Orkest de Volharding (The Netherlands), New York New Music Ensemble, Empyrean Ensemble, the Lydian String Quartet and Flexible Music among others.

Oh's awards include the Toonzetters award for best contemporary music in the Netherlands, both first prize and the audience prize at the 3rd Seoul International Competition for Composers, the prestigious creative arts residency at the Bellagio Center in Italy given by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is also a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship by John Simon Guggenheim Memorial foundation and the Barlow endowment for music composition.

Oh studied at Ewha Womans University (BA, MM), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (doctoral study), Brandeis University (MA, PhD) and The Royal Conservatory of the Hague (MM). She has previously taught at Brandeis University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Florida at Gainesville and Oberlin conservatory of Music and joined DePaul's faculty as Assistant Professor of Composition, in fall 2011.

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