Visiting Assistant Professor
Mina Kim, hailed as a “spirited conductor” by Brooklyn Discovery, currently serves as the conductor of the Purchase Symphony Orchestra at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music. For the 2019-2020 season, along with her PSO directorship, Ms. Kim performs with a spectrum of symphonic works and has also been invited to conduct The Chappaqua Orchestra and the Area All-State Symphony Orchestra/NYSSMA as the Guest Conductor.
Ms. Kim 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 while working under Metropolitan Opera conductor Joseph Colaneri.
As an active concert and collaborative pianist, vocal coach and chamber musician, Ms. Kim’s piano highlights include performances with the Savaria Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, Busan Philharmonic, Purchase Symphony Orchestras, and a New York City debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall after receiving the Artist International’s ‘Special Presentation Award. Ms. Kim has participated in renowned music festivals including the Vienna Music Seminar in Austria and the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Maine. She has also been a vocal ensemble coach for Classic Lyric Arts in France and Italy since 2017.
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 Maestro David Hayes at the Mannes School of Music.
Since 2006, Ms. Kim has been a member of the faculty at Purchase College where she enjoys teaching and is a coach and mentor to many music students.