Dr. Jung Woo Kim

Associate Professor of Music
Portfolio image

Lyric baritone JungWoo Kim has actively performed as an opera singer, concert soloist and recitalist throughout United States, South America and his native South Korea. He has appeared with:

  • Central City Opera
  • Opera Grand Rapids
  • Lyric Opera Cleveland
  • Loveland Opera Theatre
  • Holland Symphony Orchestra
  • Lincoln Center (Alice Tully Hall)
  • Cecilia Music Center
  • DeKalb International Chorus Festival
  • The National Theater of Korea
  • Seoul Art Center
  • Sejong Art Center
  • And more

JungWoo’s vocal repertoire spans a wide range, covering every major genre, period and style. Notable opera roles he performed 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
  • Yamadori in Madama Butterfly
  • Mr. Dashwood in Little Women

As a baritone soloist, his performances have included:

  • Brahms’s German Requiem
  • Faure’s Requiem
  • Handel’s Messiah
  • William’s Five Mystical Songs
  • Debois’s The Seven Last Words of Christ
  • Gounod’s Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile
  • Mozart’s Coronation Mass

Furthermore, he has extensively performed as east Asian/Korean art song specialist and scholar in many national and international venues.

His former teachers include Patrick Mason, Giorgio Tozzi, Paul Kiesgen and Byung-Doo Lee.

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 also received significant scholarships from all academic institutions he attended. In addition, he is also the winner of the Best Should Teach Initiative Silver Award from the Graduate Teacher Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his students has been accepted into the renowned vocal music programs at Indiana University (Jacobs School of Music), University of Cincinnati (College-Conservatory of Music), and Manhattan School of Music. 

Dr. Kim is currently associate professor of voice at Hope College. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a graduate instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his B.M. degree in voice performance from Chung-Ang University in Korea, M.M. and P.D. in voice performance from Indiana University at Bloomington and D.M.A. in vocal performance and pedagogy from University of Colorado at Boulder. His former teachers include Patrick Mason, Giorgio Tozzi, Paul Kiesgen and Byung-Doo Lee.

Portfolio image
Dr. Jung Woo Kim

Phone Number616.395.7441

Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts 242 221 Columbia Avenue Holland, MI 49423-3607