My name is Solomon Kim, and I am a composer and cellist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Tokyo, Japan. I’m a second-year Robert W. Woodruff Dean’s Achievement Scholar at Emory University, studying Music Composition and Economics.
My music incorporates minimalist processes, contrapuntal figures, and influences from my background as a music producer. Through composition, collaborations, and media creation, I engage faith, identity, and my lived experience. My work has been performed by the American School in Japan Combined Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, students at the Heifetz International Music Institute, and Emory University.
I also work to advance music in the public sphere. I am the founder of Emory Composers’ Society, an organization working to empower music composers, creators, and appreciators on Emory’s campus. I am also a Summer 2021 Administrative Intern with the Heifetz International Music Institute.