Violinist Dr. Ahreum Kim is a dedicated artist-teacher in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. She received her bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees in violin performance at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where she was the graduate assistant to Herbert Greenberg. At Peabody, Dr. Kim received the J. C. Van Hulsteyn Award in Strings and the Diversity Recognition Award from Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels and the JHU Diversity Leadership Council for her outstanding contributions to diversity in supporting the Johns Hopkins legacy of excellence. She is also an alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and the Young Artist Performance Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Dr. Kim regularly performs in regional orchestras and with her musical group, the LAON ensemble. In the past, she has premiered many works as a violinist for the Society for New Music in Syracuse, NY, and performed solo and chamber music recitals at venues including the University of Pennsylvania, Catholic University of America, SUNY Oswego, Peabody Conservatory, and the Korean Cultural Center of the Korean Embassy in Washington D.C.
Dr. Kim is currently on faculty at the Peabody Preparatory of the Peabody Institute. She is also the Co-Director of the Young People’s String Program, Upper Strings at the Peabody Preparatory, and the co-conductor of the Glen Mar Youth Orchestra in Maryland. Previously, Dr. Kim taught and served as the String Department Advisor at the Baltimore Symphony’s ORCHKids, mentoring teaching artists and on their curriculum. She also served as Assistant Professor of Violin, Viola, and Musicology at the State University of New York at Oswego where she was recognized as an “outstanding educator” from the Assistant Vice President of Residence Life in 2016.