College of Liberal Arts
UT Arlington Music
UT Arlington Music Department

Dr. Soo Hong Kim

Associate Professor, Director of Opera/Music Theater Workshop
Area: Vocal Arts

Phone: 817-272-2431
Office Location: FA 241
Degree(s): D.M.A. University of North Texas, M.M. Ewha Women's University, B.M. Ewha Women's University
Mentis Profile:

Soo Hong Kim, a lyric soprano, is recognized for her full, warm and expressive voice, and her moving interpretation of many opera roles such as Mimi (La Boheme) and Nedda (I Pagliacci). She has performed major rolls in many professional opera companies such as Dallas Lyric Opera and Shreveport opera. She made her New York debut as soloist in Mozart’s Vespers at Lincoln Center.

Graduated from the University of North Texas with the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance, Dr. Kim has been teaching at The University of Texas at Arlington as an assistant professor of voice since 1998. Along with applied voice lessons, she also teaches Voice Class, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Literature, and Opera Workshop. Dr. Kim conducts a weekly Studio Class open to all voice students. Recently she was appointed as the vocal division coordinator.

Dr. Kim has received many awards and recognition as the winner in competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera Guild Audition (Southwest Region winner) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards (National winner, Mary Wolfman Award). The Hemphill-Sorantin Competition named her the overall winner of the competition and the vocal division winner. Early recognition of Dr. Kim’s abilities earned her the International Rotary Club Scholarships and the Dallas Opera Career Development Grant. In addition to her many solo recitals and guest artist presentations, she has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Festival, with the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and the Texas Wind Symphony.

As a clinician, Dr. Kim has presented master classes and lecture recitals at local, national and international venues. In Seoul, Korea, she presented several master classes and a recital in summer 2002. She recently performed in a recital at the Regional Conference of the College Music Society in Oklahoma City, and is a regular adjudicator at State and Regional NATS competitions. Her current performance engagements include solo recitals and soprano soloist for oratorios in many cities nationwide, such as South Bend, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Austin.