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Skidmore College
Music Department

JaeEun KimJaeEun Kim


Phone: (518) 580-8433 
Office: Zankel Music Center 114

An enthusiastic conductor JaeEun Kim has been praised for her “graceful” gestural vocabulary and “well-planned, prepared and conducted” rehearsal. Kim has been appointed to direct a variety of choirs and orchestras throughout the United States, India and Korea.

She has joined the music faculty at Skidmore College as Director of Skidmore Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble in Fall 2018. Before coming to Skidmore, she assumed the position of Director of Choirs at Northwestern College, where she conducted A cappella Choir and Heritage singers, and taught conducting, choral literature, music history and music appreciation. Additionally, she has worked with nine different types of choirs of varying levels at the Indiana University, where she also taught music courses as an Associate Instructor both in choral conducting and music theory. In 2016, she made her debut as opera chorus master, after participating in several of IU Opera productions as assistant chorus master, including The Last Savage, Così fan tutte, Cendrillon, H.M.S. Pinafore and South Pacific.

Her academic training has been cultivated in a wide range of music: conducting, piano, music theory, musicology, early music and arts administration. She is a Doctor of Music candidate in choral conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she also earned her Master of Music degree. Her major teachers at IU include Betsy Burleigh, Dominick DiOrio, and William Jon Gray. Her Bachelor’s degree in conducting is from Korea National University of Arts, where she studied with Martin Behrmann and graduated summa cum laude.

As a selected conductor, Kim has conducted in masterclasses with Helmuth Rilling, Markand Thakar, Rollo Dillworth, Matthew Halls, Edward Maclary, George Vance, Simon Carrington and Steven Zegree. She has been a conducting fellow in the Oregon Bach Festival, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Conducting Workshop, Chorus America Conducting Academy, Mostly Modern Festival and Seoul Oratorio Festival.


Doctor of Music candidate (ABD), Choral Conducting, with Minor in Music Theory & Arts Administration, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Master of Music, Choral Conducting, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bachelor of Music, Conducting, with Minor in Musicology, Summa cum laude, Korea National University of Arts


Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)

  • Choral Director: Skidmore Chorus (MP 287), Vocal Chamber Ensemble (MP 277)
  • Lecturer in Music:  Rudiments of Music (MU 101), Aural Skills (MU 107), Keyboard Skills (MP 197), Foundations of Theory and Musicianship (MU 141)

Northwestern College (Orange City, IA)

  • Director of Choirs: A cappella Choir (MUS 170), Heritage Singers (MUS 164)
  • Instructor in Music: Basic Conducting (MUS 301), History of Music (MUS 319), Choral Literature (MUS 219), Music Appreciation (MUS 113AE)

Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)

  • Associate Instructor in Choral Conducting: Techniques of Conducting (MUS-G370), Choral Conducting (MUS-G372)
  • Associate Instructor in Music Theory: Rudiments of Music (MUS-T109)