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Lyric baritone JungWoo Kim has actively performed as an opera singer, concert soloist, and recitalist throughout United States, South America and his native South Korea. He has appeared with Central City Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Loveland Opera Theatre, Holland Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Center (Alice Tully Hall), Cecilia Music Center, DeKalb International Chorus Festival, The National Theater of Korea, Seoul Art Center, and more.
His vocal repertoire spans a wide range, covering every major genre, period, and style. Notable opera roles he performed have included Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Papageno and Speaker in Zauberflöte, Fiorelleo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Marcello and Schaunard in La Bohème, Forester in Cunning Little Vixen, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly and Mr. Dashwood in Little Women. As baritone soloist, he has performed Brahms’s German Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, William’s Five Mystical Songs, Debois’s The Seven Last Words of Christ, Gounod’s Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, to name a few.
JungWoo Kim is the winner of numerous honors and awards, including first prize in the West-Central NATS competition, and finalist in the Harold Haugh Opera Vocal Competition and Rose Palmai-Tenser Vocal Competition. He is also the winner of the Best Should Teach Initiative Silver Award from the Graduate Teacher Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In addition, he received numerous scholarships from all academic institutions he attended.
Dr. Kim is currently Assistant Professor of Voice at Hope College. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a Graduate Instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his B.M. degree in voice performance from Chung-Ang University in Korea, M.M. and P.D. in voice performance from Indiana University at Bloomington and D.M.A. in vocal performance and pedagogy from University of Colorado at Boulder. His former teachers include Patrick Mason, Giorgio Tozzi, Paul Kiesgen and Byung-Doo Lee.