MINJI KIM is a first-year doctoral student in choral conducting at the University of Maryland under Dr. Edward Maclary’s guidance. She is currently co-directing the University Chorale and teaching one of the undergraduate conducting classes. Minji is a native of South Korea, where she obtained the Bachelor’s degree in Composition from Yeungnam University. From 2011 to 2014, she served as an assistant to Chunma Boys and Girls Choir where she found her passion in teaching and working with young singers. In 2014, she moved to the United States to pursue a Master’s degree in choral conducting at the Ohio State University where she studied under Dr. Robert Ward and Dr. Kristina Caswell MacMullen. As a graduate teaching assistant, she assisted the Women’s Glee Club and the Chorale. She also directed the Chalice Choir at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus and taught the two youngest choirs of the Columbus International Children's Choir. After graduating from the Ohio State University, she moved to Texas and studied conducting with Prof. Richard Bjella and Dr. Alan Zabriskie while assisting the University Choir and co-directing University Singers as a graduate associate conductor at Texas Tech University. Minji has also participated in various summer programs including the conducting fellow experience at Yale School of Music’s Norfolk Chamber Choir.