Visiting Assistant Professor
Mina Kim is an active conductor, vocal coach, concert and collaborative pianist, and chamber musician.
Hailed as a “spirited conductor” by Brooklyn Discovery, Ms. Kim currently serves as the Conductor for the Purchase Symphony Orchestra at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music.
She previously served as the Assistant Conductor of the Mannes American Contemporary Ensemble and was the chorus master and opera coach of The Mannes Opera in the 2015-2018 seasons working under Metropolitan Opera conductor Joseph Colaneri. Ms. Kim is a vocal ensemble coach for Classic Lyric Arts in France and Italy and has previously served as a vocal coach for the Si Parla, Si Canta summer opera program in Italy.
Ms. Kim’s piano highlights include performances with the Savaria Symphony, the Shanghai Symphony, the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra and a New York City debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall after receiving Artist International’s ‘Special Presentation Award’. Ms. Kim has also participated in renowned music festivals including the Vienna Music Seminar in Austria and the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in of Maine.
Ms. Kim earned a B.M. at Busan National University in South Korea, an M.M. and an Artist Diploma at Purchase College in Piano Performance, a Professional Studies Diploma in Vocal Collaborative Piano from Mannes School of Music where she was awarded the Newton Swift Award. Ms. Kim also studied Orchestral Conducting with David Hayes at the Mannes School of Music.
Since 2006, Ms. Kim has been a member of the faculty at Purchase College where she currently serves as the Head of Collaborative Piano and a coach and mentor to many music students.