Jae Won Kim

Assistant Professor of Music Division of Fine Arts
Bradford HallRoom 114400 East Main St.Frankfort, KY 40601(502) 597-6599502-597-5999 (fax)


Since graduating with a Bachelors Degree from the Korean National University of Arts and beginning her study at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, Jae Won Kim has rapidly created a niche as a soloist and chamber musician. She was a first prize-winner in the Lee Biennial International Piano Competition, a prizewinner in the World International Piano Competition in Cincinnati, a laureate of the Florida and Louisiana International Piano Competitions, and attended the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival as an invited fellow. As winner of CCM’s Concerto Competition, Ms. Kim performed Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with the CCM Philharmonia and the Montgomery/Blue Ash Symphony Orchestra. In Korea, she received the Grand Prix in the Korean Young Student Music Competition and second prize in the Korean Music Society Competition.

Ms. Kim has given solo performances at Miami University of Ohio, Augustana College in South Dakota, Colorado College, Western Michigan University, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In addition, she has been presented at the Baker-Hunt Art & Cultural Center in Kentucky, the Jane Allen Memorial Recital Hall in Saint Louis, and Cincinnati’s Art Museum and Aronoff Center. She has worked with the Cincinnati Ballet, appeared in the Linton Chamber Music Festival’s Peanut Butter and Jam Series and the Classical Revolution: Cincinnati performance series, and collaborated with Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Trombonist Peter Sullivan in recital. Recent highlights include collaborations with IMG violinist Chad Hoopes, Metropolitan Opera tenor Rodrick Dixon, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Principal Oboist Dwight Parry.

She is currently completing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at CCM, studying with Michael Chertock. Prior to KSU, Ms. Kim served as staff accompanist at Northern Kentucky University and as a Graduate Assistant in Instrumental Accompanying at CCM.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.M. (Piano Performance), Korean National Univesity of Arts
  • M.M. (Piano Performance), University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
  • D.M.A. (Piano Performance), University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music

Academic History

Staff Accompanist, Teacher of Class Piano, Division of Fine Arts (2012)