Stella Sung has been recognized as an American composer of national and international stature. Dr. Sung has received recognition and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, "Meet the Composer", the American Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers (ASCAP), the American Symphony Orchestra League (ASOL), the Southern Arts Federation, the German Ministry of Culture, the MacDowell Colony, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the National Flute Association, the International Clarinet Association, the Division of Cultural Affairs for the State of Florida, the Florida State Music Teachers Association, the Arts Services Council of Orlando, Florida, and various other music organizations. Her works are performed regularly throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Premieres have included performances at Carnegie Hall (New York, NY), the Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia),the Schauspielhaus (Berlin, Germany), the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C), Merkin Hall (New York, NY), Washington Square Church (New York, NY), the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Performing Arts (Jacksonville, FL), The Jacoby Concert Hall (Jacksonville, FL) and performances over radio stations WNYC-New York, WGBH-Boston, WKUT-Austin, TX., the Bayerisch Rundfunk (Bavarian Radio) in Munich, Germany, and the Swedish National Radio. Commissions have included works for world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the German Ministry of Culture (Rhineland-Pfalz), The New Renaissance Chamber Artists (New York, NY), the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra (Orlando, FL), the Dayton Symphony Orchestra (Dayton, OH), Dance Alive! (State touring ballet company of Florida), the Lyric Arts Trio (Kansas City, KA), saxophonist Claude Delangle (Conservatoire de Paris), PRISM Saxophone Quartet (NY, NY), the Rollins College (Winter Park, FL), the 2000 Alabama All-State Festival Orchestra (Tuscaloosa, AL), the Etowah Youth Orchestra (Gadsden, AL), the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (Jacksonville, FL). Dr. Sung was recently commissioned by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (Orlando, FL) for their 2002-2003 10th Anniversary season, and completed a highly successful multi-media and orchestral work titled Constellations.
Dr. Sung is currently working on several projects, and is the composer and music coordinator of the documentary film, The Groveland Four, produced by Log Cabin Films.
Sung's work is published by the Southern Music Company (USA), Theodore Presser Music Publishers (USA), and Editions Henry Lemoine (France), and is currently available on Cambria Master Recordings, Eroica Recordings, and KOCH Classical Recordings.
Stella Sung is a Professor of Music on the music faculty at the University of Central Florida, and has also served on the Theory/Composition faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen, MI. She holds the Bachelor of Music degree (piano performance) from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), the Master of Fine Arts degree ( composition) from the University of Florida, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree (piano performance) from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been recognized as a "Distinguished Alumna" and an "Alumna of Outstanding Achievement" of the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL).
Dr. Dr. Sung is a member of the scholastic honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, an honorary member of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the College Music Society, and other professional organizations.