CREO: New Wave of Korean Choral Music

Choral Music at UCI presents

Composer Hyo-won Woo

CREO: New Wave of Korean Choral Music


Wednesday, October 26, 2016
7:30 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

Free and open to the public.



One of Korea's most prominent composers, Hyo-won Woo has emerged as a formidable voice in choral music. Her groundbreaking works blend traditional Korean musical elements and Western technique, and include settings of the Latin text, playful spatial music, and arrangements examining wordless human encounters.

Ms. Woo has been composer-in-residence with the Seoul Ladies' Singers since 1996, and with the Incheon City Chorale, led by Hak-Won Yoon, from 1999-2014. For over twenty years the collaboration between Ms. Woo and Mr. Yoon has forged a new path for choral music in Korea.

Ms. Woo’s works are highly sought after worldwide and have been critically acclaimed at the 2009 ACDA National Conference, Polyfolia in France, and the IFCM choral symposium. Ms. Woo previously taught at the Seoul Theological Seminary and Hansei University. She is currently faculty at the Chorus Center Academy in Seoul and a visiting fellow at University of Michigan. Her works are published by Walton Inc. in the United States and the Seoul Chorus Center in South Korea.