Composer Soomin Kim loves to explore intimacy and familiarity through her music. Soomin received the 2019 and 2021 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards respectively with her chamber works “conjunctions” and "THE EIGHTH SONG." 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 at the 2019 Bowdoin International Music Festival, the 2018 Norfolk New Music Workshop, and the 2018 soundSCAPE Festival, among many. Her upcoming projects include a steel pan solo piece, and a chamber work and an orchestra piece for the 2022 Aspen Music Festival.
Soomin is also a graphic designer. Since 2019, she has been working as an assistant graphic designer for the Communications Office at the Yale School of Music. In the summer of 2020, she was an intern for Design Brigade, an initiative by the Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media and Atelier Cho Thompson to connects design students to new spatial problems that have emerged in the era of COVID-19.
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 is currently pursuing a master of musical arts degree in composition at Yale School of Music, where she studies with Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, David Lang, and Chris Theofanidis.