Suyeon Ko

Suyeon K.

Bloomington, IN
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Suyeon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+ and special needs

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Hailed for her “fluid, mellifluous sound”, Korea-born flutist Suyeon Ko is rapidly establishing her reputation as a soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician, and an educator.
An active soloist, Dr. Ko has a passion to bring out the best quality of musicians can achieve. She has won top prizes from numerous competitions including: Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition, Matinee Musicale Scholarship Competition, TMTA Young Artist Competition, and American Protege International Competition, where she also made her solo debut in Carnegie Hall. Dr. Ko has performed in a variety of solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings. She has given recitals in South Korea, Australia, and around the U.S including Alaska, Chicago, Colorado, California, Indiana, Missouri, New York, and Texas. Moreover, Dr. Ko frequently acts as a substitute flutist in many orchestras that she has been selected as finalists including Pacific Northwest Ballet, New World Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and South Bend Symphony Orchestra.
From 2016 Dr. Ko has been a member of the Volante Winds, a quintet formed in Bloomington, IN. Volante Winds seeks out creative collaborations in the pursuit of excellence in chamber music. Driven by a desire to share music with as wide an audience as possible, Volante Winds combines performance of the highest quality with a deep passion for pedagogy. Volante Winds were semi-finalists at the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, semi-finalists at the 2017 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. The quintet held residencies at Mineral Springs Chamber Music Festival in Winsconsin, Juneau Jazz and Classics Festival in Alaska, and Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival in Korea where we were dedicated to educational outreach and public performances.
Committed to education at all levels, Dr. Ko was appointed as the Director of the Pre-College Flute Academy at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2019. Open to all ages and levels, Dr. Ko acts as the recruiter, curriculum designer, lesson teacher, and conductor for the Flute Choir.
Suyeon Ko earned a Doctoral of Music degree in flute performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Jeju National University in South Korea.

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Pre-College Flute Academy Music Director
Jun 2019 - Present
Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University

The Flute Academy is open to all ages who wish to study the flute through professional, high-quality music education that includes private and group lessons, flute choir, and performance opportunities. The program offers classes to all levels, from beginner to advanced. At the end of the semester everyone will give public performance at the Jacobs School of Music and will be given a Program Completion Certificate with individual photos.

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Associate Instructor
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University

Associate Instructor for Secondary Flute lessons.


Doctoral of Music
Aug 2014 - May 2019
Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University
Master of Music
Aug 2009 - May 2012
University of North Texas


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Volante Winds
May 2017
Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition
Volante Winds
Apr 2016
Plowman Chamber Music Competition
Third Prize
May 2015
Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition
First Prize
Apr 2014
American Protege International Competition
First Prize
Feb 2013
Matinee Musicale Scholarship Competition

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Photo by Suyeon K.

Carl Reinecke Flute sonata Undine op.167

III. Andante

Performed at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University
Volante Winds


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