Hello, my name is SooYeon Shin and I was born in Seoul, South Korea. I am currently dual majoring in Film Scoring and Business/Management at Berklee College of Music. I entered the United States in the Fall of 2009. Music has been with me for a long time, ever since I was a child. I started playing piano at the young age of 5 years old. Ever since I was a child and teenager, music was what I wanted to do. My parents insisted that I studied but I wanted to play piano instead. I began piano by learning jazz piano and some of my influences were Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau, and Bill Evans. Their amazing solos and creative chord voicings captivated me. In South Korea, I learned under a jazz pianist, Junho Yang, for 5 years and I can say that this teacher made me the person I am. His teachings made me fall in love with music and the sounds of piano. During my stay at Berklee College of Music, I have written many scores for scenes in films as well as understanding the business aspect of music. I find that the experiences at Berklee will help me further my life after college.
Experience & Education
Practice Room Monitor for Berklee College of MusicMay 2011 to Present (over 8 years)
171 practice facility monitor
Interned for Ted Kurland AssociatesMay 2011 to August 2011 (3 months)
Interned TKA where the Jazz musicians Booking agency in Boston.
Volunteer for PollstarFebruary 2011 to February 2011 (less than a month)
Pollstar Live 2011 Conference volunteer in LA
Teacher for Music AcademyJanuary 2007 to March 2008 (about a year)
Teaching piano skill and Violin for elementary school children in South Korea
piano/keyboard player for PerformanceJune 2005 to March 2006 (9 months)
Performed in different clubs in Korea
BA in Film scoring and Music business(Management) at Berklee college of Music2009 to 2013 (4 years)
diploma in Jazz piano at Suwon Women’s College2006 to 2008 (2 years)