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Soon Hee Newbold

Soon Hee Newbold

Soon Hee Newbold is an ASCAP award winning American composer, conductor, musician, and actress.

Biography

Early life

Soon Hee Newbold was born in Seoul, Korea and adopted as an infant by the Newbold family. She spent her childhood, along with two sisters, in Frederick, Maryland and began playing piano at age five and violin at age seven. Soon Hee won many prestigious competitions and performed as a concert artist at an early age. As a soloist and in professional orchestras throughout the world, Ms. Newbold has appeared in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, Disney World, Aspen Music Festival and School, and Tanglewood and in countries like Scotland, England, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.

Soon Hee attended Frederick High School where her interests included science, languages, and drama. She studied German, French, and Russian and completed an internship in AIDS and Cancer research at the National Institute of Health in Ft. Detrick, Maryland. Ms. Newbold received her Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University where she concentrated on film scoring, orchestration, and audio production. During college, she also performed in professional symphonies in Virginia, Maryland, and New York.

Career

Upon graduation, Soon Hee worked in entertainment for Walt Disney World as a contractor, stage manager, and professional musician as well as performing in the various symphonies in Florida. She also produced albums and wrote for many recording projects and ensembles. As an actress, Soon Hee expanded her experiences to film and television. She got her first break in the film, The Waterboy, starring Adam Sandler, and first major role in the family comedy, Camp Tanglefoot. Published through the FJH Music Company, Soon Hee’s compositions can be heard around the world in film, orchestras, and other performing groups. She frequently travels around the world as a guest composer and conductor and her works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center, and the Midwest Clinic.

Personal life

Soon Hee Newbold currently works in Southern California with her husband. She is involved in many film, television, and commercial projects as a producer, actress, composer, and musician. Outside of work, Ms. Newbold enjoys martial arts and weapons training. She has a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido, and a black belt in Kigumdo (Korean Swords). Her mother was diagnosed with Huntington's disease, a terminal, devastating genetic neurological illness for which there is little treatment and no cure. Soon Hee wrote the popular song Endless Dreams, and dedicated it to those affected by Huntington’s to spread awareness and hope.

Music

Orchestra Works

  • American Landscape (2006)
  • Appalachian Hymn (2005)
  • Arabian Dreams (2003)
  • Blue-Fire Fiddler (2003)
  • Celtic Roots (2002)
  • Dance of the Samodivi (2007)
  • Desert Sands (2008)
  • Dragon Dances (2003)
  • Egyptian Legacy (2006)
  • Equuleus (2008)
  • Fantasía española (2005)
  • Fire Dance (2007)
  • A Gypsy Tale (2005)
  • A Hero's Journey (2007)
  • Hiawatha (2003)
  • Honor and Glory
  • A Knight's Quest (2005)
  • Le froid de l'hiver (The Cold of the Winter) (2004)
  • Legend of Dark Mountain (2007)
  • Mythos (2006)
  • North Star to Freedom (2008)
  • The Odyssey: Journey of Odysseus (2004)
  • Perseus (2009)
  • A Pirate's Legend (2004)
  • Rhythm 'n' Blues (2006)
  • Riders in the Night (Life of a Cowboy) (2008)
  • Rockin' Jammin' Swingin' (2002)
  • The Russian Music Box (2004)
  • Ships of Ireland (2004)
  • A Soldier's Hymn (2008)
  • Song of the Sea Mariner (2006)
  • Spirit of the American West (2003)
  • The Wild Western Frontier (2007)

Arrangements

  • Irish Legend by Robert Kerr (2008)

Film Scores

Songs

  • Endless Dreams (1999)
  • Johnny, Come On Home (2004)
  • Pinches of Salt, Prisms of Light (2000)
  • True Friends (1992)

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Waterboy Mud Dog Cheerleader
1999 Camp Tanglefoot: It All Adds Up Rachel
Violinist Music Video, a pop ballad by colombian singer Shakira
2004 Killing Cupid Venom
2005 Alien invasion arizona Cindi Lee
The Nowhere Man Coroner, Dr. Wang
Lethal Technician

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