Youmee Kim, DMA, Assistant Professor of Piano at Ohio University, Athens, OH. Born in Korea, Dr. Kim received degrees from Ewha Womans University, (BM with Dr. Mijae Youn), Indiana University (MM and Performer Diploma, with Professor Edward Auer), and The Ohio State University (DMA with Professor Steven Glaser) in piano performance, where she worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
She has won numerous awards including the Women in Music Competition and the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Scholarship. She has performed extensively in Korea and North America, and has been featured by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra in Canada.
Dr. Kim performed at the American Music Festival in Lancaster, OH, the Chamber series Concert of Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in Troy, OH, and had recitals at Ewha Womans University, Sangmyung University, Hansae University and Seoul Theological University. She has presented a lecture recital at the College Music Society International Conference in Seoul and Kyung-ju, Korea in 2011. She recently performed at Boston, Marshall University, North Carolina School of Arts and University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Dr. Kim has also presented a lecture and performance at University of South Florida in 2012. She will perform piano duo recital at World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia in 2012 as a guest artist.
A specialist in 20th Century American piano music, Dr. Kim has authored An Analysis and Performance Guide to Benjamin Lees’ Odyssey I and II’ (VDM Verlag, Germany), and published articles for “International Piano Music.” She will also publish CD for Ars Nostra duo in Fall, 2012. As an active member of Music Teachers’ National Association (MTNA), she serves as Vice Chair of the South East District of Ohio MTNA.