About

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Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Yoomi Paick has composed in wide variety of music for chamber ensembles, orchestra, solo instrumentalists and choir, which has performed in United States as well as in Korea.

Paick’s compositions have been awarded from several competitions including Libby Larson Award from International Alliance Women in Music, two Dean’s Prize competitions at Indiana University, and Tokyo international competition for chamber music composition, among others. Paick’s music also has been recognized with VocalEssence workshop, ASCAP Morton Gould Awards, and selected to perform at the Asian Composers’ League, Tokyo international competition for chamber music composition, Christian Fellowship Art Music Composers, and Midwest Composers’ Symposium, etc.

As an active arranger, since 2012 Paick has cooperated with New York Classical Players, which is string orchestra based in New York City, and released new arrangement and editions for string orchestra. Those works also have been consistently inquired from many ensembles around the world, and have been performed not only in the States, but also in Korea, Taiwan, and Europe.

Paick has also served as a piano accompanist at the Tennessee Tech University. She has accompanied for choirs, solo and chamber recitals, as well as orchestra and wind ensemble since 2008.

Paick has received her Bachelor of Music from School of Music, Korean National University of Arts in 2001. She studied Music composition and theory at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music where she earned Master and Doctoral degree, and studied with Claude Baker, David Dzubay, Don Freund, Per Mårtensson, P.Q. Phan and Sven-David Sandström. Since 2008, Paick is currently teaching at Tennessee Tech University.