JEEYOUNG KIM, composer

As a Korean-born composer who was educated in Korea and the United States, Jeeyoung Kim's music harmonizes the unique cultural aspects from Eastern and Western traditions.

Ms. Kim has won awards and recognition from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the ASCAP, International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM), National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA), Meet the Composer, SCI/ASCAP, Britten-on the Bay competition, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (Bunting Fellowship), Dale Warland Singers New Music Competition, American Music Center, Seattle Creative Orchestra Commissioning Competition, Jerome Foundation, Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Aspen Music Festival, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.

In addition, she has received numerous commissions and her music has been performed by many chamber orchestras and ensembles in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including: the Albany Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Su-Won Philharmonic Orchestra and Dae-Jeon Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea, Seattle Creative Orchestra June In Buffalo Orchestra, Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra, Chanticleer, Dale Warland Singers, Su-Won Civic Choir, De ereprijs in the Netherlands, Music At the Anthology led by Philip Glass, Azure Ensemble, Ethos Percussion Group, the ISCM International Summer Course for Young Composers in Poland, AUROS Group for New Music, 4 Plus Percussion Group in Korea, the American Composers Forum, and Wu Man.

Ms. Kim studied composition in Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, receiving a Bachelor of Music. After coming to the United States, she studied at Indiana University, receiving a Master of Music. In May of 2001, Ms. Kim received the Doctor of Musical Arts from Yale University. . In 2001-2002, she was awarded the Bunting Fellowship at Harvard University, where she composed and researched Asian music and philosophy.

Currently she is working on the second commission for Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble which will be world premiered at the Carnegie Hall in September, 2006, trio for Dae-Geum, violin and cello for the Yang Trio which will be premiered in Seoul, Korea and France to celebrate 120th year of diplomatic relationship between Korea and France, The Creative Music Troup of the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, and a new piece for Alexander String Quartet.


New Music Box

Silk Road Project

Carnegie Hall