Hye-Young Kim is an active collaborative pianist and coach in a wide variety of repertoire and ensembles. She received her teaching fellowship from the USC Thornton School of Music and worked closely with renown conductors Carl St. Clair, William Dehning and Brent McMunn. Her engagement with Maestro Carl St. Clair of Pacific Symphony later expanded and led to numerous other projects highlighted by opera productions at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.
Dr. Kim received her Master degree and Doctor of Musical Arts in Keyboard Collaborative Arts under the tutelage of Dr. Alan L. Smith from USC and was awarded the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Scholarship Award for four consecutive years. She has worked as a collaborative pianist for USC Chamber Choir, USC Opera, UCLA Opera, American Institute of Musical Studies in Austria, Songfest, and Pacific Symphony. She has performed internationally in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Austria, Italy, Cuba, and the U.S. Her performances have appeared on radio and television.
She is currently serving as an adjunct faculty at Chapman University, providing her service as a collaborative pianist and as an instrumental and vocal coach. She also continues to work with Pacific Symphony and performs for them along side other guest artists in a public and private capacity.