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Time:

Wednesday
December, 21, 2022
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location:

375 E

Category

High School String Ensemble

Conductor

Conductor Thumb
Young K. Kim

Performer Details

Performer Bio Synopsis

The Johns Creek High School Orchestral program, in its thirteenth year, has performed in several prestigious performance venues. Some of the venues include performing at the prestigious Midwest Clinic-International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago, Illinois (2012 and 2017); invitational performances at the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) In-Service Conference in Savannah, Georgia (2011, 2015, and 2020); 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) and Austria and Czech Republic in 2019 (Vienna, Salzburg, Prague). The Johns Creek High School Orchestra 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 Johns Creek High School Orchestra also received the "Georgia Music Educators Association Exemplary Performance Award" in 2017. The orchestra members regularly 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. Notable recognitions/performances: Invitational performance at the GMEA In-Service Conference in Athens, GA (January 2020) European Performance Tour (Austria/Czech Republic) - Vienna, Salzburg, Eisenstadt, and Prague (2019) Performance at the 71st Midwest Clinic, International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago (2017) Johns Creek HS Orchestra Receives Prestigious "GMEA Exemplary Performance Award" for 2016-2017 (2017) Performance Tour in Washington D.C. - Washington D.C. (2016) Invitational performance at the NAfME (National Association for Music Educators/Research) Conference in Atlanta, GA (2016) Performance at the Isakson YMCA in Alpharetta, GA (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) Performance at the YGN ("Your Grateful Nation) Fundraising event in Atlanta, GA (2015) Invitational performance at the GMEA In-Service Conference in Savannah, GA (January 2015) European/Italy Performance Tour - Rome, Florence, Assisi, Siena, Padua, Venice (2014) Performance at the 66th Midwest Clinic, International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago (2012) Performance for the National Science teachers Association Regional Conference (2012) Performance for the Association for Career and Technical Education Awards Ceremony (2012) Performance at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. (2012) Invitational performance at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Savannah, Georgia (2011) Performance at the Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida (2011) Performance at the Grand Opening of the AdvancED Global Headquarters (2011) Performance at the Johns Creek "Arts on the Creek" Festival (2010, 2011, 2012) Performance at the "Korean Fall Festival" Celebration (2010, 2011) Awarded "Community Service Award" from the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce (2010, 2011) Performance at the Fulton County Schools Administrative Staff Meeting for Principals and Superintendent (2010)

Johns Creek High School

Conductor's Bio

Young K. Kim is currently the Director of Orchestras at Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek, Georgia. Under his direction, Young Kim’s groups have performed three times at the prestigious Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago – once with the Centennial High School Orchestra (2005) and twice with the Johns Creek High School Orchestra (2012, 2017). This year, he will once again take his orchestra to the Midwest Clinic for the fourth time. Soloists with his orchestras that have performed at the Midwest Clinic include Chris Martin (Principal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic) and William Pu (Former Associate Concertmaster, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra). In addition, Young Kim’s groups have performed six times at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Savannah, Georgia (2000, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2020). Other notable performances include performing at the 58th Biennial (MENC) Music Educators National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (2002) and the special 2012 Centennial Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Young Kim’s groups have also traveled and performed internationally–participating in five European concert tours (2001, 2005, 2009, 2014, 2019). They have performed in Austria (Salzburg, Vienna, Eisenstadt), Germany (Munich), Italy (Rome, Perugia, Florence, Assisi, Cremona, Padua, Venice), Hungary (Budapest), and Czech Republic (Prague). His orchestras have also performed numerous times at Symphony Hall, Spivey Hall, and at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion. For the past thirty four years, his groups have earned consecutive SUPERIOR ratings at the GMEA District V Orchestra Large-Group Performance Evaluation. Young Kim is an active clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator throughout the United States and abroad. He was 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, he has also conducted many summer music camps such as the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) music camp, the University of Georgia Summer Music Camp in Athens, Georgia, and the Interlochen Summer Music Arts Camp in Interlochen, MI. Young Kim has also been active in the Korean-American community in the Atlanta Area. He founded the Korean-American Youth Center Orchestra/KAYCO in 1994 and conducted this orchestra for four years. Members of KAYCO included some of the top middle, high school, and college student musicians in the Atlanta area. This group was invited to perform at various important functions, including the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games at Woodruff Park. Young Kim has also directed the Korean-American Chamber Orchestra. Members of this group included the concertmaster and principal string players of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) and college students of Georgia State University. 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. 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, 2012, and 2018 and “Teacher of the Year” at Johns Creek High School in 2011-2012. He is a graduate of Georgia State University where he received his Bachelor of Music degree (B.M.) and Master of Music Education degree (M.M.Ed.). His current professional affiliations include National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), American String Teachers Association (ASTA), and Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education. Young Kim is listed in the 2006-2007 editions of National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals.

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