Bio of Haejin Kim


  • B.M. in Violin Performance at Manhattan School of Music, New York  1992-1996
  • One year of a private coaching on piano at Manhattan School of Music, New York   1993
  • M.M. in Violin Performance at Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, New York      1996-1998
  • Course Work of D.M.A. in Violin Performance completed at The Graduate Center of City University of New York   1998-2006
  • Completed Every Child Can Training of Suzuki Method  July 2013

Teaching Experience

  • Private Studio (all ages)       1992 – Present
  • Faculty of Northern Kentucky University Prep Division   2011
  • Coaching violin section for Greenville Youth Symphony   2004 – 2008
  • Faculty at Lawson Academy of Converse College, SC    2006-2007
  •  Adjunct Professor in violin performance at North Greenville University, SC  2009-2010
  •  Adjunct Professor in violin performance at Bob Jones University, SC 2010

Orchestral Experience

  • Concertmaster of Queens College Orchestra, NY      1998
  • AIMS Festival Orchestra Graz, Austria              2001
  • Concertmaster of Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra, SC       2002 – 2008
  • Concertmaster of Carolina Pops Orchestra, SC              2004-2006
  • Section Violin of Greenville Symphony Orchestra, SC         2008-2010
  • Principal Second Violin of Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, SC         2008-2010
  • Section Violin/Acting Concertmaster of Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, NC   2010
  • Orchestral Director of Brushy Creek Baptist Church, SC   2008-2010
  • Sub violin with Richmond Orchestra, Indiana         2011
  • Sub violin with Springfield Orchestra, OH              2011 – 2013
  • Acting Concertmaster of Wright State University, Dayton, OH           2012
  • Concertmaster of Ohio Metropolitan Theatre Opera, OH      2012 – 2013

Performance Experience

  • Member of Aurora Piano Quintet        1997-1998
  • Soloist with Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra     2004, 2005, 2010
  • Soloist with Kyungbook State Orchestra in Korea    2006
  • New York Debut Recital at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall    2005
  • Musical ‘Out of Depth’ by S. Eager at Northland International University, Dunbar, WI         2011


  • Director of the Summer String Camp at Brushy Creek Baptist Church      2010
  • Owner of Cincy Grace Strings (Music studio and Event Music Business) 2011 – present
  • Experience of teaching children with special needs (blindness, down-syndrome, etc)
  • Volunteering as a pianist at Drake Hospital Center            20112 – Present
  • Instrumental Music Arranger/Director of Joyful Noise (Youth Orchestra) of Cincinnati Korean Baptist Church, OH        January 2011- Present
  • Music Director/Pianist of Cincinnati Korean Baptist Church, OH  Sept. 2012 – Present
  • Member of American String Teachers Association 2011
  • Member of Music Teachers National Association 2011-2012

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