Graduate Choral Admissions
Jaeeun Kim was born in Busan, South Korea and is currently pursuing a Master of Music (M.M.) degree in choral conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She began studying piano at the age of four and went to arts middle and high school to study music in earnest, specializing in piano performance. She received her Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree majoring in choral conducting and minoring in musicology at Korea National University of Arts, where she studied with Martin Behrmann and graduated summa cum laude in 2011.
She has conducted various ensembles in Korea including KNUA Recital Choir, HongIk University Choir, Poetia Women’s Choir, Boramae Children’s Choir and several church choruses. She participated in the 2008 Student Choral Conducting Competition and 2010 Seoul Oratorio Festival and was selected as a finalist. Her teaching experience includes eight years of teaching piano, sight singing, dictation, and music theory to secondary school students. In the US, she is conductor of the Symphonic Choir and an Associate Instructor for the Choral Department. She has studied with William Jon Gray, Carmen Helena-Téllez, Dominick DiOrio and Richard Tang Yuk.
Jaeeun Kim is also active as a pianist, an accompanist and a choral singer. She has played the piano in several solo and duo recitals, and served as accompanist for soloists and choirs. She has sung in KNUA Recital Choir, Pro Arte Singers Seoul, and Cantabile Singers in Korea, and also in the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble at the Jacobs School. She attended the 2010 UNESCO Youth Forum for the 2nd World Conference on Arts Education and performed with her a cappella group at the opening ceremony. A strong believer in community service, Jaeeun donates her musical talent by volunteering to teach music and conduct the student choir of Jawaharlal Nehru University in India.