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Dr. Joanna Kim

Joanna Kim
Title: Associate Department Head of Music
Associate Professor of Music, Director of Keyboard Studies - Gainesville Campus
Phone: 678-717-3638

Office: Music, 102, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Piano Performance


Dr. Joanna Kim is a nationally certified teacher of music in piano performance and a group piano teaching specialist. A native of Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Joanna Kim began her piano studies at age four and presented her first piano recital at age seven. Dr. Kim has won numerous competitions throughout her study and now maintains an active career as a concertizing artist both as a soloist and a chamber musician. She is a Steinway Artist and has performed in Korea, France, Austria, Germany, Australia, China and the United States. She has appeared with many orchestras including the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, UGA Symphony Orchestra, WVU Symphony Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea), and North Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Australia) and the North Georgia Chamber Symphony. Dr. Kim attended prestigious St. Scholarstica’s College in Sydney, Australia where she studied with Elizabeth Powell at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney. Upon receiving a prestigious Herman Godes scholarship from West Virginia University, Dr. Kim moved to the United States and studied with Dr. James Miltenberger. While at WVU, she was named a state winner for three consecutive years and received an Honorary Performance Diploma from the West Virginia University, Division of Community Music. She then continued her musical education at the University of Georgia where she received Master’s & Doctoral degree, majoring in Piano Performance, minoring in Collaborative Musical Art under the guidance of Dr. Evgeny Rivkin.

Dr. Kim is an active clinician and an adjudicator around the state. She serves as the chairwoman for the GMEA- Piano Division, program chair for the Atlanta Steinway Society, state chair for GMTA – Collegiate State Piano Auditions and state chair for Wellness Forum for GMTA. 

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