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Sarah Kim

Cello Festival
Dr. Sarah Kim, leads a vibrant and diverse career as performer, educator, and arts administrator. She is an acclaimed teacher who was named the 2016 Ohio String Teachers Association Studio Teacher of the Year and recipient a 2015 Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Educator Award. Dr. Kim currently serves as Assistant Professor of Cello at Miami University.  Previous teaching appointments have included serving on the string faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she was Instructor of Cello and String Pedagogy as well as the doctoral String Pedagogy Cognate Coordinator.

As a solo artist and chamber musician, Dr. Kim has performed in North America, Europe, and South America. She has been broadcast on WGN Chicago, Vermont Public Radio, and WGUC Cincinnati. She continues to be an active performer in the Cincinnati area where she has played with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and as guest principal cello of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Kim has regularly collaborated with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music faculty, and faculty from renowned music schools on chamber music performances. She is the cellist of the Oxford String Quartet at Miami University.

Dr. Kim he is also a performing artist and teacher at the Festival de Music de Santa Caterina in Jaragua, Brazil and the Aronson Cello Festival at the Cleveland Institute of Music.  Previous artist faculty festival appointments have included the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, VT, and the Aria International Summer Academy in Hadley, MA, and the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobicco, Italy.

A sought after clinician, Dr. Kim has given master classes and presentations at numerous cello festivals and workshops at universities such as the University of South Carolina, University of North Florida, University of Tennessee, Oklahoma State University, and DePaul University.  She has been a featured guest master clinician at the American String Teachers National Conference.  Dr. Kim has adjudicated national competitions such as the National Schadt String Competition and the Music Teacher’s National Association National Finals. Dr. Kim maintains a strong interest in cello pedagogy and is regularly invited to present at conferences such as the American String Teachers Association and Suzuki Association of the Americas. She has developed community music cello programs at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati and other university preparatory programs such as UC-CCM, Roosevelt University in Chicago, and Northern Kentucky University.

Dr. Kim’s  students have been top prize winners in state and national competitions such as the Music Teachers National Association and National YoungArts.   They have been soloists with many professional orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Blue Ash Montgomery Orchestra.

A native of Minneapolis, MN, Dr. Kim attended Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, and the the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Her primary studies have been with Peter Howard, Steven Doane, and Hans Jørgen Jensen.