Sey Ahn


Office Hours

Teaching Winter 2017 - Email Instructor

Office Location

Music Building #2321


A recent fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, Sey Ahn is an emerging young conductor already on the way to a brilliant career. The recipient of a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, she also earned two Master of Music degrees from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, one in piano and, subsequently, a second in orchestral conducting. A graduate of Larry Livingston's orchestral conducting program at the Thornton School of Music, Ms. Ahn has worked individually and/or in master class sessions with such renowned conductors as Gustav Meier, Victor Yampolsky, Larry Rachleff, Robert Spano, Nicolas McGegan (opera), Federico Cortese, Carl St. Clair, Jorge Mester, Helmuth Rilling, and Kurt Masur. Widely in demand as a guest conductor of professional and youth orchestra around the country, she led the Colorado All-State Orchestra, Kentucky, and Texas. Future All-State Orchestra engagements include Kansas 2019, Colorado 2018, New Mexico 2017, Arizona 2017, and Iowa 2017. Ms. Ahn currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the IdyllwildARTS Summer Music Festival, a thriving international music program for gifted high school music students set in Southern California. In addition, she is Assistant Conductor of the Music for All Honor Orchestra of America for outstanding high-school students, held annually in Indianapolis. Recent highlights include performances in Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Benedict Music Tent at Aspen (Aspen), Royce Hall (Los Angeles), Alice Tully Hall (New York), and Hilbert Theater (Indianapolis).