ขน Dean of Music Academy : So-Yeun Ahn, (Pianist )
A native of Korea, So-Yeun Ahn graduated from Seoul National University in 1987, and received her Master of Music degree and Graduate Diploma with Distinguished Performance Honor in 1994 from the New England Conservatory of music. So-Yeun gave her first public performance at the age of eight as soloist with the Taegu Civic Orchestra in Korea. Since then she has performed as soloist with the Korean Broadcasting Symphony, the Suwon Civic Orchestra, Seoul Symphony, the Academy Orchestra, Young Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Daegu Chamber Orchestra. So-Yeun was winner of many competitions in Korea, including the Nationwide Chun-Chu Piano Competition and the Horugel Piano Competition.

After coming to the United States, So-Yeun performed with the Korean Symphony Orchestra of New York during the Mozart Bicentennial at Lincoln Center, and as soloist with the New England Conservatory Orchestra at the commencement concert. In 1994, she was invited to give a recital in the Young Artists Showcase Series of the Gardner Museum in Boston. So-Yeun Ahn was a Prize Winner in the New Orleans International Piano Competition and in the Commonwealth Piano Competition, and received the Best Performance Award from The Journal of Music of Korea in 1994.
She has taught at Sejong University since 2003.