Dr. Minji Kim is a Visiting Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of Choral Studies at the UNLV, where she directs the Chamber Chorale and University Chorale and teaches Undergraduate Choral Literature, Conducting, and Methods.
Before arriving at UNLV, she was a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Maryland, where she conducted and assisted the UMD Chamber Choir, University Chorale, and Treble Choir, and taught undergraduate conducting classes. During her doctoral studies, she also had the privilege to serve as a chorus master for major orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for various works including “Across the Lines of Dreams” by Roxanna Panufnik and Rossini’s Stabat Mater, and Kurt Weill’s oratorio “The Road of Promise” and Handel’s Messiah for UMD Symphonic Orchestra.
Kim’s conducting and performances have been recognized for excellence. Her performance of Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore with the University of Maryland Summer Chorus was selected as a finalist for the 2019-2020 American Prize. She has actively participated in honored conducting masterclasses, including her experience as a selected finalist for the 2021 American Choral Directors Association Graduate Student Conducting Masterclass, a conducting fellow at the 2019 National Collegiate Choral Organization masterclass with María Guinand, and a fellow experience with the Yale Norfolk Chamber Choir with Simon Carrington in 2017.
Kim holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland, a Master of Music from the Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Yeungnam University, South Korea.