Bukyung Shin holds bachelor’s degree from Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea, master’s degrees in Piano and Vocal accompanying from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and received doctoral degree in collaborative piano from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her primary teachers were Rita Sloan, Eileen Cornett, Seth Knopp and Jungae Son.
She served as an assistant coach and a pianist for Peabody Opera Department and was chosen to perform at the graduation ceremony when she graduate Peabody Conservatory. During her doctoral degree, she played for the Maryland opera studio as a coach and a pianist. She has performed in master classes with renowned artists such as Marilyn Horne, Christoph Eschenbach, and Roger Vignoles.
Shin was the recipient of the Marc and Eva Stern Fellowship at Songfest, where she worked with Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, and Margo Garrett. She also attended Aspen Music Festival with the prestigious New Horizon Fellowship.
With a passion for teaching, Dr. Shin maintains a private piano studio and also serves as accompanist for John’s violin studio. She resides in Almaden valley with her husband and two wonderful children Aiden and Emma.