Youngeun Kim, a native of South Korea, begins her first year pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the University of Arizona, where she will study conducting with Dr. Elizabeth Schauer and Dr. Nicole Davis. As part of her roles as a graduate teaching assistant, she will serve as the assistant conductor of the University Community Chorus in the 23-24 school year.
Youngeun completed a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ewha Woman’s University in South Korea, where she also earned a Master of Music in Choral Conducting. During her studies, she received voice training from Mi-ja Park and learned Choral Conducting from Dr. Shin-hwa Park and Dong-hyun Son. Subsequently, she achieved a second master’s degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Louisville, studying under Dr. Kent Hatteberg and Dr. Wonjoo Ahn. In 2022, during her time at the University of Louisville, Youngeun was one of three conductors selected to conduct in the Southern ACDA Regional Conference conducting masterclass with Dr. Eugene Rogers. As a member of the Louisville Chamber Choir, she also had the opportunity to sing at the conference, directed by Dr. Kent Hatteberg.