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Chaerin Kim

Adjunct Professor – Applied Harp

Music Department


Chaerin Kim

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phone: 857-225-3767
Dr. Kim is currently a harp faculty member at University of Massachusetts Boston, Eastern Nazarene College, Boston International Music Festival, and South Shore Conservatory. She teaches the undergraduate students at Harvard University through the Office of Arts, teaches piano, conducts string orchestra and choir at Beechwood Knoll Public School as an artist-in-residence. She also directs the USA International Music Competition.


• Winner of the Soloist Competition at Boston University (2008)
• Winner of the Department Honor Award (2008)
• A Special Prize Winner of the Best Performance in Russian Music Diploma for the Musical Skills -from the International Harp Competition in Moscow, Russia (2005)
• Winner of the CFA Award, Boston, U.S.A (2005)
• Winner of the M. A. Garrett Award, London, England (2003)
• Winner of the Foundation Award, London, England (2002)
• Winner of the Julia Leney Harp Prize, London, England (2002)
• Winner of the Soloist Competition at Ewha University (1998)
• Winner of the Soloist Competition at Kaywon High School (1996)
• Grand Prize of Korean Student’s Newspaper Music Competition as a Solo Pianist, Seoul, Korea (1989)
• Walgan Music Competition Bronze Medalist as a Solo Pianist, Seoul, Korea (1987)


  •  DMA Boston University with full scholarship
  •  MM Yale University
  •  PGD Royal Academy Of Music “Distinction” with scholarship
  •  BA Ewha University ” Highest Honor”


  •  Arrangement Piece
    • G. B. Pescetti Sonata in c minor for flute and harp (2007)
    Composition Experience
    • “The Fireworks” for solo piano (2006)
    • “The Variation” for Solo Piano (2005)


  •  Music Festivals
    • Soloist of the Korean International Music Festival (2007)
    • Tanglewood Music Festival (2006)
    • World Harp Congress, Dublin (2005)
    • Seoul Baroque Music Course, Korea (2000)
    • Summer Hap Festival, Switzerland (1995)
    • Soloist of the Korean Young Musician Festival in Seoul (1990)
  •  Orchestral Experience
    • Boston Cantata Singers 2007-2008 season, 2008-2009 season, 2009-2010 season under David Hoose Conducting
    • Waltham Symphony (2009), Boston College Symphony (2008)
    • Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Principle Harpist under James Levine Conducting (2005)
    • Boston University Symphony at Carnegie Hall (2006), Boston Symphony Hall (2006), (2007)
    • Boston University Symphony (2005-2008), Yale Philharmonic under Shin Ik Ham Conducting (2003-2005)
    • Russian Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall (2004)
    • Royal Academy of Music Philharmonic (2001-2003), Ewha University Symphony under Taek Ju Lee Conducting(1997-2000)
    • KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) National Symphony Orchestra as a second Harpist (1988 & 1999)
    • Seoul Youth Symphony Orchestra(1998)Conducting Experience
    • Yaywon Middle School Choir(1994)
    • Beechwood Knoll Elementary School Orchestra since Sep, 2011
    Arrangement Piece

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