Serra Hwang was born in Seoul, Korea, and moved to the United States as a teenager. She later received a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MA and DMA in Composition from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Musical activities include the performance of her orchestral piece Pinari by the Hallé Orchestra for the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) Composer’s Platform and the winning of first prize in the International League for Women Composers’ Search for New Music Competition. Serra Hwang’s music has been performed in South America, the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, and North America, including more recently at the 2007 PASIC (Percussive Art Society International Conference). Recordings include IEL (Innocent Eyes & Lenses) label’s Asian American Music Compilation CD Project, Boldly Expressive: Music by Women CD on Albany, and Beckoning (2012). She has been on the faculty of Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University.
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