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Collaborative Piano, Accompanying, Instructor
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught 
Collaborative Piano
Research Interests 
Collaborative Piano; Chamber Music

D.M., Northwestern University, Piano performance
M.M., University of Michigan, Piano performance
Specialist Degree, University of Michigan, Chamber Music
B.M., Seoul National University, South Korea, Piano performance


An active performer and teacher, Kay Kim, performs over 50 concerts a year, both domestically and internationally. She has worked with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a conductor's rehearsal pianist, she performs regularly with the Stradivari Society, and collaborates with the Chicago Chamber Musicians.

As a member of the music group, Trio Chicago & Friends, Dr. Kim has performed worldwide in concert, teaching collaboratives, and workshops as a cultural ambassador. The group has performed in countries such as Jordan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Russia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Djibouti, Paraguay, Turkey, New Guinea, China and Botswana.

Dr. Kim has appeared on the CBS Early Show with violinist Itzhak Perlman, and in recitals with hornist, Gail Williams, and clarinetists, Karl Leister, Mark Nuccio and Phillippe Cuper.

Dr. Kim serves as the full-time staff accompanist at Northeastern Illinois University. Her previous teaching and staff pianist positions include Indiana University in Bloomington, Northwestern University and the Juilliard School.

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