Dr. JeongSoo Kim is Associate Professor of Piano at Northern Illinois University where she teaches applied piano, piano literature, and piano pedagogy. Dr. Kim received her bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University, her master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, and her doctorate in piano performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music, where she worked as a piano class and applied piano teaching assistant and as a Graduate Award accompanist.
As an active performer and teacher, she has had numerous solo and chamber music performances throughout the United States and South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Costa Rica, and has participated in the Aspen and Chautauqua music festivals. Her solo recitals have been radio broadcasted in Buffalo, New York, and South Korea, and she has performed as a soloist with the Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra, Kun-San City Orchestra, NIU Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Eastman School of Music Student Orchestra. Her recent performing activities include solo, chamber, and piano duo recitals at Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, Boston University, Philippine Women’s University, Sook-Myung University, Seoul City University, Kawai Piano Concert Hall, and Taiwan National Normal University.
Dr. Kim has presented lecture recitals at the College Music Society International Conference in Costa Rica and the Illinois State Music Teachers’ Association Annual Convention. She has published in the piano performance and pedagogy journal American Music Teacher, and has contributed many articles and concert reviews for Korean piano journals including Piano Music and International Piano Music. As an active member of MTNA, Dr. Kim serves as a Northwest District Chair for the Illinois State Music Teachers Association.