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Ji Yeon Kim

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Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405

Ji Yeon (Jiji) Kim is an assistant professor in the School of Music. She is an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar, playing a wide range of music from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation. Her new EP recording, Underglow, was released in May 2018, featuring acoustic guitar music by Bach, Albeniz, Ginastera and Dyens, in addition to her own composition for electric guitar and electronics. Recent highlights include a wide array of venues, including: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall, Krannert Center and more. A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Kim has worked with renowned composers such as Terry Riley, Paul Lansky, João Luiz, Gabriella Smith, Hilary Purrington, Krists Auznieks, Gulli Björnsson, Andrew McIntosh, and Nina Young. She has two brand new guitar concertos to be premiered in 2018-19 season.

  • M.M. Yale School of Music
  • Bachelor’s degree. Guitar Performance, National University of Arts, Korea
  • Bachelor’s degree. Guitar Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music 
  • Bachelor’s degree. Guitar Performance, Curtis Institute of Music


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