May 5, 2023

College of Music Welcomes New Faculty

Bokyung Byun is joining our faculty as Assistant Professor of Guitar in the Division of Instrumental Studies. Dr. Byun made history as the first female winner of the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition and has won numerous other awards, including the 2021 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant. As a sought-after artist, Dr. Byun is frequently invited to perform and give masterclasses for orchestras, festivals, and guitar societies. She earned the BM and MM degrees from the Juilliard School and the DMA from the University of Southern California. She currently serves on the faculty of California State University Fullerton.