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Jung Woo Kim

JungWoo Kim
Assistant Professor of Music


Department of Music
Nykerk 133
Tel: 616-395-7441

Lyric baritone JungWoo Kim has actively performed as an opera singer, concert soloist, and recitalist throughout United States and his native South Korea. He has appeared with Central City Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Loveland Opera Theatre, Lincoln Center (Alice Tully Hall), DeKalb International Chorus Festival, The National Theater of Korea, Seoul Art Center, and more.

His vocal repertoire spans a wide range, covering every major genre, period, and style. Notable opera roles have included Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Papageno and Speaker in Zauberflöte, Fiorelleo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Marcello and Schaunard in La Bohème, Forester in Cunning Little Vixen, and Mr. Dashwood in Little Women.

JungWoo Kim is the winner of numerous honors and awards, including first prize in the West-Central NATS competition, and finalist in the Harold Haugh Opera Vocal Competition and Rose Palmai-Tenser Vocal Competition. He is also the winner of the Best Should Teach Initiative Silver Award from the Graduate Teacher Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Also active as a sacred music performer and music director, he has worked with Christian conferences throughout the United States, as well as in Mexico, Chile, Australia, Mongolia, and South Korea. He is the featured singer on the CD, The Name 2: Praise & Worship, released commercially in Seoul, Korea in 2007.

JungWoo Kim is currently Assistant Professor of Voice at Hope College. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a Graduate Part-Time Instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is currently a doctoral candidate in vocal performance and pedagogy. He earned a Bachelors degree in voice performance at Chung-Ang University in Korea and a Masters degree and Performance Diploma in voice performance at Indiana University in Bloomington. His former teachers include Patrick Mason, Giorgio Tozzi, Paul Kiesgen and Byung-Doo Lee.