The music of “Jacqueline” Jeeyoung Kim, a Korean-born composer who was educated in Korea and the US, harmonizes unique cultural aspects from Eastern and Western traditions. Her music has been performed by many chamber orchestras and ensembles in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including the Seattle Symphony, the Su-Won Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea, the Oberlin Winter Orchestra, and De ereprijs in the Netherlands. Among her current projects is a commissioned work for the Yale University Concert Band and the Silk Road Ensemble, which is led by cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
During her Radcliffe fellowship, Kim will concentrate on the creation of a new composition and the development of her ethnomusicological research. She plans to compose an orchestral work (for Western instruments) that will celebrate cultural and ethnic diversity, speaking with the voice of her native Korea even as it reflects multicultural influences.
Kim studied music composition while an undergraduate at Yonsei University and received her PhD in musical arts from Yale University. Among her numerous commissions and awards, she has been honored by the National Association of Composers, the International Alliance for Women in Music, and ASCAP.