MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDCUTOR
MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR
Dr. Joseph Kim is an active trumpeter, conductor, and educator. As an orchestral player, he has performed at iconic venues such as Davis Symphony Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and The Musikverein Wien, and has worked with notable artists such as Carl St. Clair, Myung-Whun Chung and Joe Hisaishi. He works in the Bay Area as a free lance musician, and has performed with Symphony Silicon Valley and Merced Symphony. He is currently the music director of Hopebox Charity Youth Orchestra.
As a dedicated music educator, Dr. Kim works closely with Stanford University, Saratoga Union School District, The Harker School, and California Youth Symphony. In addition, he works with Academy of Music and Arts for Special Education as an arranger and orchestra conductor.
Dr. Kim attended Arizona State University and studied trumpet performance with renowned soloist David Hickman. He furthered his education at the University of Southern California, and earned his Masters of Music (2012) and Doctoral of Musical Arts (2016) under the guidance of professor Boyde Hood of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Dr. Joseph Kim Music Director