Stella Sung | Composer-In-Residence
As a national and international award-winning composer, Stella Sung’s compositions are performed throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Sung is the recipient of the 2007-2010 Phi Kappa Phi National Artist’s Award, as well as a 2009-10 “Meet the Composer” award. Her composition, Rockwell Reflections, was featured in a short documentary film that received the international 2009 MOFILM film festival “Cultural Arts” award (Barcelona, Spain). Other awards have been from the National Endowment for the Arts, the German Ministry of Culture, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and the Division of Cultural Affairs of the State of Florida. Premieres have included performances at Carnegie Hall (New York, NY), Symphony Hall (Boston, MA), the Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia),the Schauspielhaus (Berlin, Germany), the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C), Merkin Hall (New York, NY), the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Performing Arts (Jacksonville, FL), the Jacoby Concert Hall (Jacksonville, FL), the Bob Performing Arts Centre (Orlando, FL), the Curtis Phillips Center for Performing Arts (Gainesville, FL), and the E.J. Thomas Center for the Performing Arts (Akron, OH). Her compositions have been broadcast on radio stations world-wide including WGBH-Boston, WNYC-New York, the Bavarian Radio (Munich, Germany), the Swedish National Radio, and Radio Vaticana (Rome, Italy). Her work is published by the Southern Music Company (USA), Theodore Presser Music Publishers (USA), and Editions Henry Lemoine (France), and is available on Koch International Recordings, Cambria Master Recordings, Sinfonica (Italy), Eroica Master Recordings, and Albany Records. Sung holds the Bachelor of Music degree (piano performance) from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), the Master of Fine Arts degree (Composition) from the University of Florida, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree (piano performance) from the University of Texas at Austin. She has received a “Distinguished Achievement Award” from the University of Florida, and is also a “Distinguished Alumna,” and an “Alumna of Outstanding Achievement” of UF. Dr. Sung is director of the Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology, and Entertainment (CREATE) at the University of Central Florida, and is Professor of Music in UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design.
Stella Sung is Composer-in-Residence for the Orlando (FL) Philharmonic Orchestra, and Dance Alive National Ballet (Gainesville, FL). As Composer in Residence for Dance Alive National Ballet, Ms. Sung has created or allowed the following works: Chords, Mobiles, Ballet Toshiko, Theme for Mata Hari, Karma, Tsunami (Drums), One Day…Everything, Constellations, Sections 1,2,4, from SOAR.