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Johns Creek High School Chamber Orchestra

  • The Johns Creek High School Orchestral program, in its ninth year, has performed in several prestigious performance venues. Some of the venues include performing at the prestigious Midwest Clinic--an International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago, Illinois (2012), invitational performances at the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) In-Service Conference in Savannah, Georgia (2011, 2015), NAFME/Research Conference in Atlanta, GA (2016), music festival at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida (2011), 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., for its Centennial Celebration, and performances in Italy (Rome, Florence, Assisi, Siena, Padua, Venice--2014). The Johns Creek High School Orchestra received the prestigious Georgia Music Educators Association "Exemplary Performance Award" in 2017. In addition, the orchestra has received the “Community Service Award” twice from the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce (2010 and 2011) for its services to the community. Some of its community-related services include performing at the “Johns Creek Arts on the Creek” and “Annual Korean Fall Festivals.” The JCHS Chamber Strings members are regularly invited to perform for local and national conventions as well as for various community-related events. In addition, several members of the orchestra perform regularly during weekends at various assisted living homes in the Atlanta area through a club called “Notes of Joy,” which was founded by two of its own students. Individual members of the Johns Creek High School Orchestra have participated in the Georgia High School All-State Orchestra, Governor's Honors Program, Fulton County High School Honor Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Ludwig Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra. The Johns Creek High School Orchestras have received straight "Superior" ratings at the GMEA District V Large Group Evaluation every year since the opening of the school in August 2009.
  • HIGH SCHOOL STRING ORCHESTRAS
  • 12/22/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Johns Creek High School Chamber Orchestra
  • Young K. Kim
  • Young Kim is currently the Director of Orchestras at Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek, Georgia. Under his direction his groups performed five times at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Savannah, Georgia (2000, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015). He has also taken two different high school orchestras to the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago – once with the Centennial High School Orchestra (2005) and twice with the Johns Creek High School Orchestra (2012, 2017). His groups were also invited to perform at the 58th Biennial Music Educators National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (2002). Young Kim's groups also traveled and performed internationally--participating in four European concert tours (2001, 2005, 2009, 2014). The performances include cities of Austria (Salzburg, Vienna, Eisenstadt), Germany (Munich), Italy (Rome, Perugia, Florence, Assisi, Cremona, Padua, Venice), Hungary (Budapest), and Czech Republic (Prague). His orchestras also performed numerous times at the Symphony Hall and at the Georgia Governor's Mansion. For the past twenty nine years, his groups have earned consecutive SUPERIOR ratings at the GMEA District V Orchestra Large-Group Performance Evaluation. Young Kim has also been active in the Korean-American community in Atlanta Area. He has founded the Korean-American Youth Center Orchestra/KAYCO in 1994 and has conducted this orchestra for four years. The members of the KAYCO included some of the top middle, high school, and college student musicians in the Atlanta area. This group was invited to perform in various important functions including the performance at the Woodruff Park during the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games. Young Kim has also directed the Korean-American Chamber Orchestra. The members included concertmaster and principal string players of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) and college students of Georgia State University. Young Kim is an active clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator throughout Georgia and Southeast. He has served as the GMEA District V Orchestra Chair, organizing chairman for the District V Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation, and organizing chairman for the Fulton County High School Honor Orchestra. Young Kim has also served as the National High School Honor Orchestra (NHSHO) Representative/Chair for Georgia. He currently serves as the certified Head Adjudicator for the GMEA Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation. Young Kim has been a member of the prestigious Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) faculty for four summers (1998, 1999, 2000, and 2003). In addition to guest conducting All-State and Honor Orchestras throughout Georgia and Southeast, he has also conducted many summer music camps such as the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) music camp and the University of Georgia Summer Music Camp in Athens, Georgia, and the conductor of the Interlochen Summer Music Arts Camp in Interlochen, MI. In 2006, Young Kim was selected as the "2006 Georgia Music Educator of the Year" by the Georgia Music Educators Association. He is listed in the 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006 editions of the "Who's Who Among America 's Teachers." He was also selected and recognized as the "Expert Teacher Cadre-7" in the Fulton County Schools system in 1997 and participated in its leadership program. Young Kim was named the "S.T.A.R. Teacher" of Johns Creek High School in 2010 and "Teacher of the Year" at Johns Creek High School in 2011. Young Kim was again named "S.T.A.R. Teacher" for 2012.