Kieun Steve Kim is pursuing his doctoral studies in choral conducting at University of Maryland, where he directs the UMD Men's Chorus. In previous years, he directed the University Chorale, served as Opera Chorus chorus master, and was assistant conductor of the UMD Chamber Singers, which he prepared for performances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Kim's vocal and instrumental compositions have been performed by renowned ensembles including Chanticleer, Westminster Choir, Westminster Kantorei, North Carolina High School Honors Chorus, San Francisco New Music Ensemble, and Seoul Arts Orchestra. As assistant conductor of Westminster Symphonic Choir and Westminster Williamson Voices, he assisted in preparing major choral-orchestral works for the ensembles. He has also served in the faculty of Boston University Tanglewood Institute's Young Artist Vocal Program, and a conducting fellow at Yale School of Music's Norfolk Chamber Choir. Kim currently serves as music director at Neelsville Presbyterian Church.
Kim’s musical analyses in Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir, Volume 3 are published by GIA Publications, Inc. Kim holds an MM in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College, and a BM in Composition from San Francisco Conservatory of Music.