Director of Orchestral Activities
Adjunct Assistant Professor
DMA Candidate, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music
Artist Diploma, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music
MM, Indiana University
BM, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Jun Kim is Director of Orchestra at University Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
As a conductor and violinist, Jun Kim has performed extensively in North America, Europe and Asia.
Jun Kim has conducted orchestras such as the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in Russia, Pitesti philharmonic and Bacau Philharmonic in Romania, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Radom Chamber Orchestra in Poland, Symphony Orchestra of Elche in Spain, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Duluth Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Symphony Orchestra in USA. He has been selected as a Discovery Series Conductor at the Oregon Bach Festival under Maestro Helmuth Rilling. Kim has participated at the National Arts Center of Canada Conducting program and was personally selected by Maestro Kurt Masur for the Kurt Masur conducting seminar in New York. He has worked with Dumitru Goia at the Opera conducting masterclass with the production of Verdi's La Traviata at National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania. He was a scholarship recipient at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Conductor's retreat at Medomak. He has returned to conduct the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra by musicians' invitation for their subscription concert. Most recently, Jun Kim was selected to work with Cincinnati Symphony and the May festival Chorus, and also with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Marin Alsop.
Jun Kim has worked under the Maestros such as Jorma Panula, Kenneth Kiesler, Xian Zhang, Colin Metters, Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar.
Active as a violinist, Jun Kim has played recitals and concerts and he has been invited to give violin masterclasses and performances at the universities in US and Korea and served as juries for many competitions. He has won prizes and awards including the Starling Competition, the CCM Concerto Competition, CIBC Canada National Music Competition, Vancouver Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, and Tuesday Musical Competition of Akron. He was a recipient of the Aspen Music Festival Fellowship, British Columbia Cultural Scholarship, Bowdoin Festival fellowship, and CCM Spoleto Fellowship, among others. He has also played in violin masterclasses of Cho-Liang Lin, Pamela Frank, Federico Agostini, and Sergiu Schwartz. His violin teachers include Miriam Fried, Victor Danchenko and Won-Bin Yim.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Kim has worked with the members of the Juilliard Quartet, Cleveland Quartet, La Salle Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet, and the Peabody Trio. Jun Kim is a founding member of The Ainos Trio and they performed at the opening concert of inaugural CCM Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy.
Before coming to UWM, Jun Kim has served as Director of the University Orchestra and as assistant professor of violin at Cedarville University from 2006-2012. He was also the music director of the Springfield Youth Symphony Orchestra, in Ohio, USA.
Jun Kim has degrees from Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Indiana University and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.