Serin Oh, a Cincinnati-based composer and pianist, originally from South Korea, is pursuing Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, where she is a recipient of Graduate Incentive Awards scholarship, is a student of Mara Helmuth, and also studied with Douglas Knehans and Michael Fiday.
Her compositional works have been introduced and performed at numerous concerts, workshops and festivals, including Indiana Summer Music Festival, Chai Found Music Workshop, Eastman Composers Sinfonietta, Composers Concerts, George Eastman Museum Live Music series, Eastman Mobile Acousmonium, View From The Edge, Midwest Composers Symposium, Zodiac Trio Residency Concert, Unheard-of//Ensemble Residency Concert, Sonic Exploration, USF Composition In Asia International Symposium & Festival, International Computer Music Conference, The Keyboard in the 21st Century Conference, Dot The Line New Music Festival, Veritas Musicae Music Festival, UNK New Music Festival, reMusik.org, and also she got invited to Atlantic Music Festival and SoundSCAPE. She participated in masterclasses of Joanna Bailie, Oscar Bianchi, Raphaël Cendo, Jo Condo, Elisenda Fabregas, David Evan Jones, David S.Lefkowitz, Chihchun Chi-sun Lee, Hyo-shin Na and Chen-Yi.
She holds her Master of Music in Composition with Applied Music in Piano from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied composition with Robert Morris, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, David Liptak, and piano with Tony Caramia and Elinor Freer, and she received ESM Graduate Fellowship.
She earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition and Theory degree, studied with Eun Hye Park at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. She also studied with P.Q.Phan at IU during a summer exchange program, receiving a scholarship of Abroad Study Program from Ewha. She holds a Master of Music in Composition degree at Ewha, studied with Eun Hye Park and Michael Sidney Timpson, and received Student Assistant scholarship and Research Assistant scholarship.
Serin is also an active pianist and accompanist performing at many concerts, and getting to know vast repertoires, including performing new music. At ESM, she served as a pianist at the new music ensemble OSSIA, and also performed at Composers Concerts, Composition Symposium, Music For All. She has served as a staff pianist for vocal students at CCM, directed by Kenneth Griffiths. She gave the regional premiere of Mark Bucci’s opera “Tale for a deaf ear” with ensemble.
In technology, she uses Finale, MaxMSP, Logic Pro X, SPEAR, SuperCollider, and RTcmix. She participated in performing on computer at the Cincinnati Composers Laptop Orchestra Project concert and the Nownet Arts Conference.
She would describe her music as focusing on the characteristics of each instrument by concentrating on the potential and distinguished sound colors. She also broadens her music from such influences as literature, painting, nature and scientific phenomenon.