Associate Dean
Film Scoring
Jazz Harmony

D.M.A. Shepherd University (H)

M.A. New York University

B.M. Berklee College of Music

Ilsik Byun received his B.M. in film scoring from Berklee College of Music and M.A. in Composition from New York University. He studied classical orchestration, composition and tonal/jazz harmony with noted composers such as John Bavicchi, Richard Davis, and Dinu Ghezzo.

Upon graduation, Ilsik relocated to Los Angeles to pursue film and television scoring full time. Since then, he has participated many post-production projects including feature films, documentaries, national television commercials as a composer and an arranger. His work can be found in “NYSE”, “John Hopkins Foundation”, “Gillette”, the film “Dolls of Voodoo”, “Old McDonald”, “To Climb a Gold Mountain”, “The T Party”, “The Clown: The Urban Legend”, “The Zombie Bride” and “Reincarnation” in Hollywood.

As a Professor of Music, his classical, professional, and educational background brings a unique approach to his classes. He is teaching various classes including Jazz Harmony, Orchestration, and Film Scoring courses. From 2008, Ilsik serves as an Associate Dean of the School.