Dr. Minji Kim is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Music at Gordon College. At Gordon, she directs College Choir and Women’s Choir and teaches music classes including conducting, and choral method and literature. Besides her position at Gordon, she also serves as Music Director for Newburyport Choral Society. Before joining Gordon College, she served as Visiting Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Choral Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she directed the University Chorale and Chamber Consort, and taught Undergraduate Choral Literature, Advanced Choral Conducting, and Choral Methods classes. During her doctoral studies at the University of Maryland (UMD), she conducted and assisted the UMD Chamber Choir, University Chorale, and Treble Choir, and taught undergraduate conducting classes. Additionally, she served as a chorus master for major orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for various works including “Across the Lines of Dreams” by Roxanna Panufnik and Rossini’s Stabat Mater, and Kurt Weill’s oratorio “The Road of Promise” and Handel’s Messiah for UMD Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Kim’s conducting and performances have been recognized for their excellence. Her performance of Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K.339 with the University of Maryland Summer Chorus was selected as a finalist for the 2019-2020 American Prize. She was a selected finalist for the 2021 American Choral Directors Association Graduate Student Conducting Masterclass, a conducting fellow at the 2019 National Collegiate Choral Organization masterclass with María Guinand, and a fellow conductor and singer with the Yale Norfolk Chamber Choir with Simon Carrington.
Dr. Kim holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland, a Master of Music from the Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Yeungnam University, South Korea.