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Jean Ahn, Composer
Composer Jean Ahn recently finished her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. She was born in Korea and has received B.A. and M.M. at Seoul National University in Korea.

Her music was played by various players including Volti chamber choir, Lisa Moore, Ensemble Surplus , Aspen New Music Ensemble, Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, ...

Korean National Chamber Music Players, Berkeley University Symphony, Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, Beijing Conservatory New Music Players , and Cincinnati new music players(Music 07) among others.

Recent awards for her compositions include 1st prize from Rennee Fisher Award, fellowship to Aspen, Korean National Music Composers Award, 1st prize from Sejong Korean Music Competition, De Lorenzo Prize (Berkeley) and Pan Music Festival Award. Jean has also studied electronic/computer music at CNMAT (Center for New Music and Audio Technologies) and her music was played throughout US and Asia. Her interest is working with Asian traditional instruments/elements with electronics.

Jean has collaborated with dancers since 1999. She uses both acoustic and electronic instruments for dance projects. She has also accompanied for plays and short dramas while she was in Korea.

She recently finished her residency with Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and is currently a lecturer at University of Pacific at Stockton.
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