Composer Chung wins ASCAP scholarship

December 17, 2013
Chung Yea-kyung poses with her Vic Mizzy Scholarship at the 18th Annual ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room in New York City. (Courtesy of Chung Yea-kyung)

Chung Yea-kyung poses with her Vic Mizzy Scholarship at the 18th Annual ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room in New York City. (Courtesy of Chung Yea-kyung)

By Kwon Mee-yoo

Chung Yea-kyung, a Korean composer currently based in New York, was recently named recipient of the Vic Mizzy Scholarship from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), her representatives said Tuesday.

The scholarship honors Mizzy, a film and television composer known for her music in ”The Addams Family’’ and many other works, and is aimed at supporting talented students or graduates from New York University’s Film and Multimedia Scoring. Chung is one of the few non-U.S. citizens to receive the award.

Chung, 29, has a wealth of experience as a composer, music director and occasionally a singer in the television and film business. She showed her promise early, winning MBC television’s New Song Contest for her children’s song ”The Word I Love the Most’’ at the age of 12.

Later she worked with internationally noted musicians such as Sumi Jo and I Musici and released an album as a singer-songwriter titled ”Cocktail Tale’’ in 2006.

Chung also composed music for the musical ”Moby Dick’’ in 2011, which earned her Best Music Director award from the Yegreen Award.

She is currently on her way to pursue master’s degree at Scoring for Film & Multimedia of NYU, receiving the Sorel Scholarship for Women in Film Music, and working as a music supervisor for a global social game TreePlanet. Most recently, she created music for Lifetime’s “Kristin’s Christmas Past.”

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