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Sun-Young “Sunny” Park Directs AANMI and Speaks in Hawaii

Sun-Young ParkDoctoral candidate Sun-Young “Sunny” Park, composition, is the director of the South Korean section of the Asia-America New Music Institute (AANMI). AANMI is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange between Asia and the Americas through the creation and performance of new music concerts and allows audiences to experience key narratives at the intersections of Asian and American cultures, past and present. Angel Lam (MM ’03, DMA ’11, Composition; MM ’05, Music Theory) and a number of other Peabody students and alumni are also involved in AANMI. Recently, the institute went on a two-week tour of America, Japan, and South Korea that included concerts, workshops, lectures, and outreach events. AANMI has also released an album on Delos Music called “Transcendent,” which features Park’s music. Park was also recently commissioned by Ebb & Flow Arts and travelled to Hawaii to view rehearsals and the performance of her piece, Heem, as well as a speaking engagement on Hawaii Public Radio.

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