Woody has over 25 years of composing experience, dubbed musically gifted from childhood, growing from a young guitarist to working with corporate clients that include ABC, CBS, NBC, MTV, Google, Korean Airlines, Lotte World, Honda, Hyundai, Acura, AT&T, Anheuser Busch, Hanwha, FCUK, Paradise Casino, Foster & Sons, LA TImes, The New York World Trade Center, Yale University, Prudential, Nexon, NC Soft to high end boutique multimedia collaborators dbox and .MILL. In the film and documentary world he has scored numerous works such as Seoul Searching, Planet B-Boy, Waikiki, The Wedding Palace, The Grace Lee Project, e-Dreams, American Zombie, Girls on the Wall, BTS 2019 MAMA Awards, Jay Park: Chosen 1, TV Cello, Life Risking Romance (목숨건연애), and Divided Families. Musical theater works include Making Tracks, The Wedding Banquet, High Kick, ManBokSa Love Rhapsody (만복사 사랑가), The Devil, and The Shadowman. He has also been commissioned works for the world renowned artist DoHo Suh, contemporary dancer Eun-me Ahn, Kang Eunil & Haegum Plus, The Seoul Institute of the Arts, Culture Hub NY, and gayageum virtuoso Kwak Soo-eun among many others.
1985 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Guitar Competition, California Division, Winner
1986 ASTA Guitar Competition, National Division, Semi-Finalist
1987 Guitar Federation of America International Guitar Competition (GFA), Semi-Finalist
1994-97 Full Scholarship, The Juilliard School of Music, Classical Guitar, M.A.
1997 Gold Record for Ultra Nate’s “Free” from A&M Records UK
2002 Brooklyn International Film Festival, Best Score and Spirit Award for Black Picket Fence
2008 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, Best Documentary & Audience Award for Planet B-Boy
2015 The 9th Korea Musical Awards , Best Composer for The Devil
2015 Telematic Research Grant, The Seoul Institute of the Arts
2019 Culture Hub NY Artist Residency
2019-20 Culture Hub NY Resident Artist