BM, Composition, Yonsei University
MM, Composition, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
DMA, Composition, Cornell University
The music of composer Jihyun Kim has been performed in 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, the DiMenna Center, and Seoul Arts Center in South Korea.
Jihyun has received commissions and premieres from many prominent ensembles, including the American Composers Orchestra, the Da Capo Chamber Players, JACK Quartet, PUBLIQuartet, Society for New Music, Asciano Quartet, Switch Ensemble, Tanglewood New Fromm Players, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, among many others.
Jihyun’s numerous honors include the Consortium Commission from the 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, and the Libby Larsen Prize.
Jihyun completed a DMA in composition at Cornell University and previously taught composition at Washington State University.