Composer Soomin Kim loves to explore intimacy and familiarity through her music. Soomin received three Morton Gould Young Composer Awards from the ASCAP Foundation in 2019, 2020, and 2022 respectively with her works conjunctions, THE EIGHTH SONG, and star / ghost / mouth / sea. In 2023, she was the guest artist at the annual Art Festival at NLCS Jeju. In 2022, her orchestration of Helen Hagan’s Piano Concerto in C minor was premiered by pianist and musicologist Samantha Ege and the Yale Philharmonia under direction of Peter Oundjian. In 2018, she was selected to write for the Cleveland Chamber Symphony as part of their Young & Emerging Composers Project. She was also the composer-in-residence with the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra during their 2017-18 concert season, for whom she wrote a piece titled The Blue Marble. Her work has been featured by Sydney Festival, Liquid Music Aspen Music Festival Bowdoin International Music FestivalNorfolk New Music Workshop, and soundSCAPE Festival, among many. Her music has been performed by renowned artists such as percussionist Ji Su Jung, guitarist JIJI, and violinist Ariana Kim.

Soomin holds a bachelor of music degree in composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Stephen Hartke, Jesse Jones, and Elizabeth Ogonek. She holds a master of music and a master of musical arts degrees in composition at Yale School of Music, where she studied with Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, David Lang, Chris Theofanidis, and Han Lash. She is currently teaching music theory and composition at the Minnesota Youth Symphonies and the St. Paul Conservatory of Music. Also, she co-founded a new chamber music project based in the Twin Cities, Rattlebox.

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