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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Jihyun Kim

Office: Kimbrough 141
School of Music
Pullman, WA 99164-5300
Washington State University
PO Box 645300
(509) 335-8587

Coordinator of Composition; Assistant Professor, Music Theory, Composition

Jihyun Kim’s music has appeared in the prestigious venues around the world, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Sawdust, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, Seiji Ozawa Hall, Harris Hall in Aspen, DiMenna Center, Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence Italy, and Seoul Arts Center in Korea.

Jihyun’s works were performed by eminent ensembles such as the American Composers Orchestra, Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra, Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, Oberlin Sinfonietta, Orchestra Iowa, Tanglewood New Fromm Players, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, Earplay Ensemble, Collage Ensemble, IU New Music Ensemble, USC New Music Ensemble, JACK Quartet, PUBLIQuartet, Society for New Music, Asciano Quartet, Switch Ensemble and were featured in the Underwood New Music Reading, Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Mayfest, USF New Music Festival, Midwest Composers Symposium and Korean Music Expo.

Jihyun was selected as the winner of the Consortium Commission from American Composers Orchestra/Alabama Symphony/American Youth Symphony, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award, the League of Composers/ISCM Composers Competition, the American Prize in Orchestral music, the Libby Larsen Prize, PUBLIQ Access, Florence String Quartet Call for Scores, the 32nd Chang-ak Composition Competition, Otto R. Stahl Memorial Award, Russell Distinguished Teaching Award, and received honorable mentions from Red Note New Music Composition Competition, TEMPO New Music Ensemble Call for Scores, among many others.

Before Joining WSU, Jihyun taught at the Oberlin Conservatory as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Composition. She holds DMA in Composition from Cornell University, MM from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and BM from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, with additional fellowship from Aspen School of Music and Tanglewood Music Center.