Through his music composition and arts leadership, Atlanta-based composer Solomon Young-Joon Kim (b. 2001) creates inclusive artistic communities and compelling musical experiences. Currently, Solomon is a third-year student studying composition at Emory University with Katherine Young and Adam Mirza. He is a Robert W. Woodruff Dean’s Achievement Scholar and a 2022-2023 Fellow in the Stipe Society of Creative Scholars.

Solomon’s music has been performed in Japan and the United States, with premieres and performances at the Atlantic Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, and Emory University Department of Music, among others. Recent/in-progress projects include a suite of interdisciplinary works engaging with and commissioning artists from across the United States, a structured electroacoustic improvisation exploring groupthink and echo chambers, and student musician pay guidelines for Emory-based student organizations.

Solomon is a passionate advocate for new music in Atlanta as the founder of the Emory Composers’ Society, a club fostering an inclusive musical community through premiering diverse new works and hosting events on campus and throughout the city of Atlanta.


Photos courtesy Amelia Andujar (1, 2), Andrew Wang (4), Noelle Watson (3).