An enthusiastic young conductor, Jaeeun Kim has been praised for her “graceful” gestural vocabulary and “well-planned, prepared and conducted” rehearsal. Kim has been appointed to direct a variety of choirs and orchestras throughout the United States, India, and Korea. Most recently, she assumed the position of director of choirs at Northwestern College, where she conducted A cappella Choir and Heritage Singers, and taught conducting, choral literature, music history and music appreciation. Additionally, she has worked with nine different types of choirs of varying levels at the Indiana University, where she also taught music courses as an associate instructor both in choral conducting and music theory. In 2016, she made her debut as opera chorus master, after participating in several of IU Opera productions as assistant chorus master, including The Last Savage, Così fan tutte, Cendrillon, H.M.S. Pinafore and South Pacific. As a selected student, Kim has conducted in masterclasses with Helmuth Rilling, Rollo Dillworth, Edward Maclary, George Vance, Simon Carrington and Steven Zegree. She has been a conducting fellow at the Oregon Bach Festival and assisted Matthew Halls in Mahler Symphony No. 2. Her academic training has been cultivated in a wide range of music: conducting, piano, music theory, musicology, early music and arts administration. She is a Doctor of Music candidate in conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she also earned her Master of Music degree. Her major teachers at IU include Betsy Burleigh, Dominick DiOrio, and Walter Huff. Her bachelor’s degree in conducting is from Korea National University of Arts, where she studied with Martin Behrmann and graduated summa cum laude.