Susan J. Kim
Assistant Professor of Music
music history, chamber music
B.M. The Juilliard School
M.M. The Juilliard School
Ed.D. Columbia University
Susan Kim joined the faculty of the Gordon College Department of Music in 2010. Dr. Kim teaches Music History and Literature I and II, Chamber Music and applied violin and viola at Gordon. She studied violin with Sally Thomas and Joel Smirnoff at The Juilliard School, where she won the concerto competition and performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Symphony. Dr. Kim was also the recipient of the Charles Petschek Award and the Michael Cohen Scholarship, which are given to exceptional students based on their music performance.
Dr. Kim has worked with distinguished artists such as Joseph Gingold, Charles Castleman, Roland Vamos, Stephanie Chase, Mitchell Stern, Steven Doane, Charles Reiner and Gibert Kalish, as well as with members of the Vermeer Quartet and the Juilliard Quartet. She has performed as a soloist, an orchestra member and a chamber musician across the United States, Europe, Canada, Japan and South Korea.
Dr. Kim has published articles in the American String Teachers Journal and the String Research Journal, and has presented her research at the American String Teachers Association national conference. She serves on the faculty of the summer Blue Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kim previously served as a violin faculty member of the Preparatory Division at the Mannes College of Music in New York City.