Peter S. Shin

Composer and Visual Artist


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PETER S. SHIN (b. 1991) is a composer whose music explores issues of national belonging, language, and the co-opting and intermingling of disparate musical vernaculars, all in effort of navigating the liminality between the two halves of his second-generation Korean-American identity.

Peter’s music has been performed at venues such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall, and he is the recent recipient of a commission by John Adams and Deborah O’Grady for the 2018 Cabrillo Festival, a 2017 Fulbright Research Grant to South Korea, the 2017 New York Youth Symphony First Music Commission, the 2017 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, a fellowship to the 2017 Aspen Music Festival, the 2017 Kaleidoscope Call for Scores, the 2017 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, and the 2017 SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Commission in the graduate division, among others.

Peter is currently a composer fellow of the Berkeley Symphony with mentor Anna Clyne until 2019 and has degrees from the University of Southern California (Master of Music, composition) and the University of Michigan (Bachelor of Music, composition). For more information, please visit:

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Facebook: @seajong
YouTube: @PeterShin
SoundCloud: @shindiggitydog