Sarah Kim, Cello

Assistant Professor

202 Presser Hall
(513) 529-8319

DMA Performance, UC College-Conservatory of Music
MM Performance, Northwestern University
BM Performance, Eastman

Sarah KimMiami University Assistant Professor of Cello, Dr. Sarah Kim, leads a vibrant and diverse career as performer, educator, and arts administrator. She is an acclaimed instructor who was named the 2016 Ohio String Teachers Association Studio Teacher of the Year and recipient a 2015 Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Educator Award. Previous teaching appointments have included serving on the string faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she was Instructor of Cello and String Pedagogy as well as the String Pedagogy Cognate Coordinator for doctoral students. Her students have been top prize winners in regional and national competitions as well as soloists with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and Blue Ash Montgomery Orchestra.

 As a solo artist and chamber musician, Dr. Kim has performed internationally. She has been broadcast on WGN Chicago, Vermont Public Radio, and WGUC Cincinnati. She continues to be an active performer in the Cincinnati area where she has played with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and as guest principal cello of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. A native of Minneapolis, MN, Dr. Kim attended Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, and the the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (UC-CCM). Her primary studies have been with Peter Howard, Steven Doane, and Hans Jørgen Jensen. Dr. Kim has regularly collaborated with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music faculty, and faculty from renowned music schools on chamber music performances. She is the cellist of the resident Oxford String Quartet at Miami University.

 Dr. Kim is executive director of the Cincinnati Young Artists, which she co-founded in 2010. The organization holds annual chamber music and cello festivals drawing the nation’s young talent to Cincinnati to work with renowned artist faculty She is also on faculty at the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, VT, the Aria International Summer Academy in Hadley, MA, and the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobicco, Italy.

 A sought after clinician, Dr. Kim has given master classes and presentations at numerous cello festivals and workshops at universities such as the University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, Oklahoma State University, and DePaul University. She has also adjudicated local and national competitions such as the Music Teacher’s National Association National Finals. Dr. Kim maintains a strong interest in cello pedagogy and is regularly invited to present at conferences such as the American String Teachers Association and Suzuki Association of the Americas. She has developed community music cello programs at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati and other university preparatory programs such as UC-CCM, Roosevelt University in Chicago, and Northern Kentucky University. She has been a pedagogical consultant for the UC-CCM Preparatory Department Suzuki programs and has mentored many young teachers in the area.