Dr. Jooyoung Kim

Adjunct Professor of Music

An active recitalist, soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Jooyoung Kim has been critically acclaimed on international stages for her dazzling technique, superb musicianship, and exquisite artistry. Fanfare Magazine and American Record Guide have hailed her as “richness of talent,” “charm, romance, and elegance,” and “exuberant and bold playing.”

Since making her debut at the age of twelve as a soloist with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Kim has presented solo and chamber recitals in numerous notable concert series and venues including the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Concert Series in London, Pianoforte Foundation Series, The Fryderyk Chopin Society of Texas Recital Series, Hempy Keyboard Series, Atelier Concert Series in Paris, Korea/Japan Concert Tour, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Falcone-Borsellino Hall, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Kaluga Philharmonic Hall, The American Cathedral in Paris, Indiana Landmarks Center, McAllen Performing Arts Center, Seoul Arts Center, Kumho Art Hall, Sejong Cultural Center, and Youngsan Art Hall.

Dr. Kim has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras including the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Yonsei Sinfonietta, Yale University Symphony Orchestra, and the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, among others. Her performances have been broadcast live on the radio stations throughout the United States. She has also presented guest recitals, lectures, and master classes for colleges, universities, music teachers’ associations, and conferences. An award-winning artist, Dr. Kim has taken top prizes in numerous national and international competitions, including the Joong-Ang National Music Competition, Yonsei Debut Award, Kingsville International Piano Competition, IBLA Grand Prize International Competition, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition, Ball State University Graduate Concerto Competition, International Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition, Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, Montpelier Art Recital Competition, and the Taneev International Chamber Ensemble Competition. She has also won grants and fellowships, including Aspire Creative Arts grants and UTRGV faculty travel grants.

Dr. Kim has performed in numerous music festivals and summer camps including Yong-Pyung Music Festival, Busan Piano Festival, International Piano Festival in Spain, Courchevel International Music Festival, Internationale Klavierakademie Murrhardt, Benefic Chamber Music Camp, Festival of New Music, 40th Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, The American Liszt Society Festival, Aria International Summer Academy, UTRGV Summer Piano Camp, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Her passion for contemporary music has led her to numerous collaborations with composers, giving acclaimed premiere performances of new works. In addition to performing and teaching, she regularly serves as an adjudicator in state, national, and international music festivals and competitions. In particular, she was invited to adjudicate at the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition in 2021.

Dr. Kim, who holds degrees from Yonsei University, Universität der Künste Berlin, and Ball State University, currently serves on the piano faculty at Anderson University and Indiana University Kokomo. Her recording with MSR Classics has garnered rave reviews in Fanfare, American Record Guide, Gramophone, and the American Prize, among others. Her CD is available on MSR Classics, Amazon, Spotify, and iTunes.