RACHEL JIYOUNG YOON
Chief Academic Officer
BACKGROUND & EDUCATION
Rachel started playing the piano at the age of 2, taught by her mother, a concert pianist and professor. Rachel began composing at the age of 7 under the tutelage of her father, a classical composer and professor. She entered Seoul National University as the top-ranked student and earned a BA and MA in Composition. Rachel then received a Ph.D. in Composition from UCLA.
She regularly consults for jazz ensembles, as well as film composers. As an arranger and keyboardist, Rachel has performed at some of the premier venues in Los Angeles, such as Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In 2014, she was commissioned by the city of Seoul to compose and direct an hour-long show for a traditional Korean performance group, which ran for 250 days.
Rachel is an administrator, educator, developer, composer, arranger and performer. Rachel’s compositional and arranging style is based on a diverse range of contemporary genres, influenced by minimalism, impressionistic harmonies, ethnomusicology and commercial music.
As an administrator and educator, Rachel created, designed and developed brand new curricula for MI’s Bachelor of Music in Composition (Scoring for Visual Media) degree program. Currently, she is developing an innovative Multiple Perspective Contemporary Music Learning System (MPCMLS).
Rachel is dedicated to helping students gain extraordinary experiences, pursue their passion for music and achieve their dreams.