Jumi Kim is currently teaching voice at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA. She has a doctoral degree from Ball State University, master’s degree from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul. Dr. Kim has taught voice for several years at both Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion and IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne). She was named New Artist of the Year by Cho-Sun Newspaper in Korea and is a past winner of the Graduate Concerto Competition at Ball State. She placed 2 at the 2009 Regional NATS Competition and was selected for the Intermezzo Opera Young Artist’s Program in 2007. Her lecture recital experience includes an appearance at the 2008 College Music Society’s National Conference in Atlanta and performances at Georgia State University and Ball State University. Dr. Kim has performed as a soprano soloist in Messiah with The Ball State Symphony Orchestra and in Hodie by Vaughn Williams with The Muncie Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed in various operatic roles including Suzel in Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Countess in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and Cio-Cio San in Puccini’sMadama Butterfly. Her upcoming performance includes Bach Church Cantata, BWV 51 with Symphony of the Vines at the Mission San Miguel on September, 2012.