Choir, Music Program
Cheryl Kim is a dedicated South Korean pianist, vocalist, violinist, and aspiring choral music director. She has earned her platform by developing her skills and abilities to create a difference in music with her potential for teaching. She is currently the Associate Director of Choirs and Education at Cincinnati Youth Choir and was recently featured in the annual CCM Feast of Carols in the 2021 season. She is also working as the Music Director in Korean Power Mission Baptist Church, where she is responsible for the service choir.
In her journey in teaching and conducting choirs has led her to earn multiple achievements and accolades throughout her life. After graduating with a Bachelor's in Music Education from Indiana University (IU), Kim has shared platforms with many victorious Alma mater leaders and studied piano with Professor Evelyne Brancart and Dr. Gregory Martin. During the time, she was an active member of the University Chorale and Singing Hoosiers, serving as both choir member and accompanist.
She believes there is no end to the education. Hence Kim has pursued her Master's studies at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Choral Conducting under the tutelage of Dr. Joe Miller and Dr. Brett Scott. She has received a full scholarship with a Graduate Assistant position, where she was assisting Chorale in the first year, and public media in the second year. At IU Jacobs School of Music, she received the Premier Young Artist Award, Music Faculty Award, and L&S Chu Piano scholarships. These awards and opportunities supported her talent became her biggest achievements through her persona of an unwavering identity for her peers. Along with her honorable experience on multiple life-changing platforms, Kim is licensed to teach K-12 in Indiana, specializing in Choral-General Music.
Before coming to the US, Kim took part in various music conventions in South-East Asia and participated as an accompanist, conductor, and educator. It provided her with the brilliant opportunity to expand her exposure catalog. She was the runner-up nominee for the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asia Schools (IASAS) Cultural Conventions Music (Link to 2015 Pamphlet) as a pianist in 2014 and 2015. Later on, Kim's expedition to music solidified as she found herself performing and accompanying numerous music conventions, choral concerts, and church services. Besides playing the piano, Kim has been serving the Sarang Church Hallelujah Orchestra since 2012 as a violinist and score manager. She also recently conducted a choir in Sarang Church for a special early morning service, making her the youngest conductor on the church's podium.
As an ambitious soul, Kim's goal is to create a positive impact on people's lives through her knowledge and passion for music.