Peter S. Shin

Peter S. Shin

Peter Shin

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. The New York Times described him as “a composer to watch” and his music “entirely fresh and personal” following his premiere at Carnegie Hall.

Additional highlights include performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall through the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Noon to Midnight” series with Kaleidoscope, MASS MoCA with Roomful of Teeth for their 10th anniversary, and the Cabrillo Festival commissioned by John Adams.

Additional honors include fellowships, commissions, and awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Fulbright, ASCAP, American Composers Forum, Chamber Music America, Tanglewood, Aspen Music Festival, Minnesota Orchestra, and Berkeley Symphony, among others.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri and a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.M.) and the University of Southern California (M.M.), Peter is currently pursuing a Master of Musical Arts at the Yale School of Music. For more information, please visit:

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