Ji Hyun Woo
Mason Hall 3168
A native of Seoul, Korea, Dr. Woo received her Bachelor's degree in Composition from Sook Myung Women's University in Seoul, Korea and double Master's degrees in Music Theory and Composition as well as a PhD in Music Theory from the University at Buffalo.
Dr. Woo's most recent publication is in late nineteenth century Chromatic Music, focusing on development and usage of scale step flat 2 in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her most recent topic of research is in Oriental style music, focusing on the development of the fifth harmony works by Korean composer, Jin Sub Shim.
As an active composer, her pieces have been performed in venues across Western New York and throughout Asia. Recently, her composition, Buffalo and Me (2002) was performed at the College Music Society International Conference in Seoul and KyeongJu, Korea.
Dr. Woo is also a candidate for the Master's degree in organ performance at the University at Buffalo and currently is the Music Director and organist at the First United Presbyterian Church, Dunkirk.