연세대학교 수석 졸업과 함께 도미하여 인디아나 대학원에서 석, 박사 학위를 받은 후 현재 연세대학교 음악대학 작곡과 교수로 재직 중이다. 귀국 후 활발한 작품활동으로 요시로이리노 기념상,
Born in Seoul, Korea, she graduated from Yonsei University in Korea with highest distinction in her class. After graduation, she got her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in composition at Indiana University. Her chamber and orchestral works have been performed widely at the various international contemporary music festivals including June in Buffalo, International Rostrum of Composers in Paris, Asian Composers' League in Taiwan and Tailand, '99 Romania and Moldova ISCM World Music Days, Federation music week in Melbourne, Seoul International Music Festival, Yun Isang Music Festival, Sound Clock Concert at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, Beijing Contemporary Music Festival, Berlin New Music Concert, and London New Music Concert, Asia’s Tradition and Modern in Tokyo.
She was a Fulbright Research Scholar at University of Michigan in 2002-2003. During that time she composed Requiem, Gayageum Concerto, and Nori for Violin, Flute, Clarinet and Piano. Nori was premiered successfully in Kennedy Center, Millenium Hall and Gayageum Concerto : Clash and Reconciliation by Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. She was nominated as one of ’60 leaders of Korea’ Kyunghyang Daily Newspaper 2007 and has been a professor at Yonsei University since 1996.