YoungSoo Kim

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music & Worship Arts

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EDUCATION:

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh (Candidate, - 2018)
  • D.A., University of Northern Colorado (Transf.)
  • M.M., University of Southern California
  • Diploma, Amsterdam Conservatory
  • Certificate, Swiss Jazz School
  • B.A., Sungkyunkwan University

COURSES:

  • Jazz Guitar
  • Jazz Composition 
  •  Advanced Jazz Harmony
  •  Improvisation

ACADEMIC INTERESTS:

  • Jazz & Contemporary Worship Music

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Prof. Kim Young-Soo Jazz Harmony Video Lecture (Apple & Google App Stores, 2012)
  • Introduction to Popular/Jazz Music (Chamgeulsa, 2003)

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • Associate Professor and Dean, Dong-Ah Institute of Media & Arts: Achieved admin award for founding the Popular/Jazz Music Department and one of the top 5 schools such departments in South Korea
  • Founded and managed the Korean Jazz Music Association
  • Officiated at the Shanghai International Music Festival, China, judge

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

  • Travel / driving

PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT/ FAVORITE QUOTE/ SCRIPTURE/ PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION:

    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)