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Staff Accompanist

Degrees:
D.M.A in Piano Performance, Minor in Vocal Collaborative Piano University of North Texas, in progress
M.M. in Piano Performance, Minor in Instrumental Collaborative Piano, University of North Texas
B.M. in Piano Performance, Keimyung University, Daegu, S. Korea

Phone: (940) 898-2500
Email: skim8@twu.edu

Mr. Sung-Yun Kim is the staff accompanist at Texas Woman’s University. Prior to coming to Denton, he was an adjunct instructor, instrumental and vocal coach, and a collaborative pianist-in-residence at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. He has also served as a Teaching Assistant at the University of North Texas. He has won many piano competitions in South Korea and the third prize winner in the International Piano Workshop Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. He has performed as a soloist with the Keimyung University Orchestra, the Daegu New Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Bulgaria Varna Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a Collaborative pianist, he has appeared in recital with performed with Julianne Baird, voice professor at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, Maryann Kyle, voice professor at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Amanda Pepping, trumpet professor at the Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and Ewa Izykowska-Klosiewicz, voice professor and Jaroslaw Domzal, cello professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Poland. He has been given the "Accompanist of the Year" award by the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Dallas/ Fort Worth Area Chapter as an accompanist of the year in 2013 and 2014. He has performed with the Keimyung Opera, the Daegu Male Choir that received second prize in International Choir Olympics Official Competition and first prize in competition held by president of S. Korea, the Keimyung University Choir and Opera and the UNT A Cappella Choir, the Recital Choir, the Grand chorus, the UNT Symphony Orchestra, the UNT Concert Orchestra, TWU Opera, and the North Texas Chamber Choir for the recording session of GIA publications. He also has performed in Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Mr. Kim received his bachelor of music degree in piano performance and his musical training at the Keimyung University with First Prize, in Daegu, South Korea. Under the tutelage of Joseph Banowetz, he earned his master of music degree in piano performance and is anticipating receiving a doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance from the University of North Texas in fall 2014.

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