Yale School of Music - M.M.
Oberlin Conservatory of Music - B.M.
Composer Soomin Kim loves to explore familiarity and intimacy through her music. Soomin received the 2019 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award with her chamber ensemble piece titled “conjunctions.” She was also the composer-in-residence with the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra during their 2017-18 concert season, for whom she wrote a 9-minute orchestra piece titled “The Blue Marble.” Her work has also been featured at the 2017 Alba Music Festival, 2018 Norfolk New Music Workshop, 2018 soundSCAPE Festival and the 2018 Young & Emerging Composers Project of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. At Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studied under the tutelage of Stephen Hartke, Soomin completed a variety of music ranging from solo and small ensemble pieces to orchestra pieces; her recent work “The Fairy and The Woodcutter” was performed at the 2019 Commencement Recital as well. Soomin holds a BM in Composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in composition at Yale School of Music.
In addition to composition, she is actively engaged in teaching as well; in the summer of 2020, Soomin taught creative music making course to K-12 students online as part of Morse Summer Music Academy. The course, put together by herself, combined her two biggest interests and explored connections between visual art and music.