2001 Doctor of Musical Arts, Yale University.
1994 Master of Music, Indiana University.
1991 Bachelor of Music, Yonsei University,Korea.
AWARDS, HONORS, and FELLOWSHIPS
2003 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grant (Creation and Presentation).
2001 Bunting Fellowship at Harvard University.
2000 Aaron Cohen Prize, the 19th International Alliance for Women in Music Search for New Music Contest.
2000 Winner of the Britten-On-the-Bay Competition.
2000 Winner of the Commission Competition by the International Alliance for Women in Music.
1999 Regional Winner of the SCI/ASCAP Composition Commission Competition.
1999 Winner, Dale Warland Singers New Music Commissioning Competition.
1999 Honorary Mention, ASCAP.
1999 Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Grant, American Music Center.
1999 Meet the Composer Grant Award.
1998 Jerome Foundation Grant Award.
1998 2nd Prize, National Association of Composers/USA (NACUSA) Competition.
1998 Finalist, Dale Warland Singers for the New Choral Music Program.
1998 Fellow composer in the ISCM International Summer Course in Warsaw, Poland.
1998 Fellow composer in June In Buffalo Music Festival.
1998 Fellow composer in Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.
1998 Associate artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
1998 Winner of the Seattle Creative Orchestra Composition Competition.
1998 Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship Award at Yale University.
1996 Fellow composer in the Inter-American Composers Workshop.
1994-98 Yale University School of Music Scholarship.
1994 International Student Scholarship at Indiana University.
1994 Fellow composer in the Advanced Master Class at the Aspen Music Festival.
1994 ISCM Korea Section Award.
1987-91 Yonsei University School of Music Scholarship.