Originally from Seoul, Korea, Chan Ji Kim studied at E-wha Women’s University, New York University, and received her Ph.D. in Composition from the University of Florida. Dr. Kim is Associate Professor of Music at the Eastern Florida State College. Her research and music areas of interest include collaboration between composer and choreographer, Korean folk music, and interactive electroacoustic composition. http://www.chanjikim.com/

Chan Ji Kim composes for dance, chamber ensembles, orchestra, multimedia performances and electroacoustic music. Recently, her La Passegiata was premiered at Havana Music Festival in Havana, Cuba, performed by Duo Namaste from Italy. Her chamber piece, In Memoriam which was dedicated to Dr. Dinu Ghezzo was premiered at the Symphony Space in New York City. Her trio piece, 9 years was premiered in Seville, Spain, performed by Trio Bartók, and her multimedia piece, Ta! Raindrops was performed at the Música Nueva Málaga Internacional concert in Malaga, Spain. Her contemporary ballet in six scenes, The Lotus Flower was premiered in Florida, her chamber ensemble piece, White Flowers was premiered at the Symphony Space in New York City, and The Lotus Flower for Orchestra was premiered by New York University Orchestra. Her piece, Butterfly for flute and tape was performed at the ISCM World Music Days in Timisuara, Romania, in 1999. She was commissioned by NYU Dance Department where she composed a work for the Millennium 2000 Concert. Her chamber piece and multimedia piece were performed at the International Summer Music Festival in Florence and Assisi, Italy in 2000, 2001 and 2002, and Internatioanl New Music Consortium (INMC) 2003 concert series in Romania, Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) Women composers' Showcase in New Jersey City, Society of Composers Inc. (SCI) National Conference, Southeastern Composers Symposium, International Double Reed Society (IDRS) conference, New Music Society in Seoul, Korea, and New Music Concert in Berlin, Germany. Her orchestra piece, SAN (The Mountain) was premiered by Sinfonia Orchestra of Bucharest at George Enescu Hall in Bucharest, Romania on October 2004, and her string orchestra piece, Gate R was commissioned and premiered by R20 (String Orchestra) in Wroclaw, Poland on March 2006. Her electroacoustic music has been performed at Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival (FEMF), International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) Congress 2006, and many dance concerts and electroacoustic music concerts in America, Europe, and Korea. She was commissioned by many international chamber ensemble groups: Anton Webern Ensemble in Berlin, Germany, ProContemporonia in Bucharest Romania, Les Basses in Seoul, Korea, R20 (String Orchestra) in Wroclaw, Poland, Trio Bartók in Malaga, Spain, and Duo Namaste in Bari, Italy.

Dr. Kim is a native of Korea, earned her BA at E-Wha Women's University in Seoul, Korea, where she studied theory and composition with Prof. Grace Park; her MA at New York University, where she studied composition and film scoring with Dr. Ron Mazurek and Dr. Dinu Ghezzo; her Ph.D. at University of Florida, where she studied both acoustic and electroacoustic music composition with Dr. James Paul Sain, Dr. Paul Koonce and Dr. Paul Richards. She taught Music Technology, Scoring for Orchestra and Music Theory including basic written theory, ear-training, and sight-singing, at the University of Florida and has been a staff accompanist for the Dance Department of New York University and the University of Florida. Her awards include the 1999/2000 best composer of International New Music Consortium (INMC), Society of Composers Inc. (SCI)/ American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) student competition regional winner (2002), A. Didier Graeffe Scholarship (2002-2005), and the first place of the Dean's award for artistic excellence at college of fine arts (2003-2006), University of Florida. Chan Ji Kim’s chamber ensemble piece, 9 years for clarinet in Bb, cello, and piano is released on CD by PARMA • Navona records, which is the 27th edition of the Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series. Her piccolo solo piece, Lunar Dance is released on CD (more info at www.piccoloist.com. Her children’s piece, Ja-jang-ga (lullaby) for Cello ad Piano is selected as a required piece for Sejong music competition, and is available in print in Required Repertoire Book, fourth edition(2008). Her music has been released on CD's and has aired on KBS radio in Korea, and on SCI student chapter CD vol.4 (Memoria #2 for solo piano and Three moments for Clarinet Ensemble), and CD vol.5 (Some Beautiful Things in Life for two pianos). Her Bassoon solo piece, a Year from Tomorrow is available in print in TrevCo Music, and on CD on AGS (Akashibu Gakufu Shuppan) in Japan. Her reviews include the journal of DTKV - Deautscher Tonkünstler-Vlerband (The German Tone-Artist Federation) in Berlin, “different and very interesting composition” about her chamber ensemble piece performed by the Anton Webern Quartet at the BKA theater in 2005, and the journal of The Double Reed (vol. 29 in 2006), “...a beautiful melody” and “If you are looking for a more challenging piece...consider Chan Ji Kim’s A Year from Tomorrow.” In the Winter 2005 computer music journal, Larry Austin said, “Chan Ji Kim’s Awaiting, nicely mixed with sustained tones, and reflectively soulful.” Dr. Kim is a member of the board of directors of ICIA, Chair of Performing and Visual Arts Department, and Associate Professor of Music at the Eastern Florida State College where she teaches theory, composition, and electroacoustic music.


The Rough Magic

The last scene from La Tempesta, Ballet Opera which was premiered on July 3, 2016 in Bari, Italy. ©2016 http://www.societyofcomposers.org/members/21253/mediaResources/5138.mp3


"Jong" means bells in Korean. I wrote this piece for the people in Nepal who lost everything from the earthquake on April 25th in 2015. I recorded my old bell (singing bowl) that I brought it from Korea for this piece. It originally came from Nepal. Nepali start the day with ringing bells in the morning, which is a very special and important everyday routine to waking up their gods. I hope they can still ring the bells in the peaceful morning again.  • World premiered at Ennio Morricone Auditorium, University of Rome Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy • US premiered at Society of Composers Inc., 50th Anniversary National Conference at University of Florida in Gainesville, FL ©2015 http://www.societyofcomposers.org/members/21253/mediaResources/5139.mp3