Master Musician

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio- Jun Kim, assistant professor of music and conductor of the Cedarville University Orchestra, is gaining international recognition. Thanks to his outstanding performance in a conducting master class in St. Petersburg, Russia, Kim was awarded an invitation and scholarship to work with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in a second master class from May 23 through May 30. At the same time, Kim was chosen to participate in the seventh annual National Arts Centre Conductors Programme in Ottawa, Canada, from June 17 through June 28.

Both of these programs give Kim the opportunity to work alongside celebrated musicians. Kim was joined by accomplished conductor Kenneth Kiesler in Moscow. Kiesler is a professor of conducting and the director of orchestras at the University of Michigan. He is also the music director of the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra. Kim will have the privilege of working with both Kiesler and Pinchas Zukerman in Ottawa. Zukerman is a world-renowned violinist and conductor and serves as the music director of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra.

As a violinist, Kim has received performance awards at the Starling Competition, the CCM Concerto Competition, the Tuesday Musical Club Competition of Akron, and the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition. He holds degrees from the Peabody Institute of Music and Indiana University as well as an artist diploma in violin performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. The Fairborn resident is completing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance with an orchestral conducting cognate at the University of Cincinnati. Kim joined the Cedarville University faculty in 2006.