Faculty & Staff

B.M., Kyungwon University; M.M., The Juilliard School; D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Pianist Byunghee Yoo, a native of South Korea, is a collaborative artist and chamber musician. She has performed throughout the United States, South Korea, and Italy, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Seoul Arts Center, and Sejong Center. She has worked extensively in recitals and masterclasses with renowned musicians, including Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Pamela Frank, Leon Fleisher, Renee Fleming, Warren Jones, Jake Heggie, and Robert Beaser.

Dr. Yoo came to the U.S. after receiving top honors at Kyungwon University where she received her Bachelor of Music degree, as a solo pianist, and Master of Music degree, as a collaborative piano student of Younghae Han. She also holds her Master of Music degree in collaborative piano at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Jonathan Feldman, Margo Garrett, J.J Penna, and Diane Richardson. At Juilliard, she was the recipient of the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship, the Alexander Siloti Scholarship, and the Bernard P. and Leigh M. Seder Scholarship. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in collaborative piano at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied with Anne Epperson, and was the recipient of the Butler Excellence Scholarship. She has participated in Amati Music Festival (U.S), and Tivoli Music Festival (Italy).

Dr. Yoo has served as a Vocal Arts Piano Fellow and staff pianist at the Juilliard School, Kaufman Music School, and McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University. She has been a staff pianist at Bowdoin International Music Festival since 2010. She joined Truman State University as a collaborative pianist in the fall of 2016 and now serves as the coordinator of accompanying for the music department.