Peter S. Shin

Composer and Visual Artist


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

His music has been performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall through the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Noon to Midnight series and Carnegie Hall through the First Music Commission. He is the recent recipient of a 2017 Fulbright Grant, a 2017 Aspen Music Festival Fellowship, the 2017 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, the 2017/18 New York Youth Symphony “First Music” Commission, the 2018 Mizzou International Composers Festival with Alarm Will Sound, the 2017/18 Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra International Call for Scores, and the 2017 SCI/ASCAP Commission Competition in the Graduate Division, among others.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri and a graduate of the University of Southern California (Master of Music) and the University of Michigan (Bachelor of Music), Peter is currently a composer fellow of the Berkeley Symphony through their 2018-19 season with mentor Anna Clyne.

Connect with me

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