Faculty Profile

Phoenix Park-Kim


Music and Theatre

D.M.A.; M.M.

Phoenix Park-Kim, Professor of Piano at Indiana Wesleyan University, has given recitals throughout the United States, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, Spain and Russia including performances in various music festivals such as the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Piano Texas, and the Summer Music School in Siena. She has won top prizes at national and international competitions including first place at the Miami Concerto Competition, Jefferson City Concerto Competition, Kansas City Philharmonic Concerto Competition, and was a finalist at the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition. She appeared as a soloist with the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansas City Philharmonia, UMKC, Fishers Chamber, and Marion Philharmonic Orchestras among others. An avid chamber musician, Phoenix has performed with the Oxford String Quartet, Duo Dolce, Soprani Compagni and appeared at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as part of the Distinguished Concerts Artist Series. She has been heard on public radio in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, New Jersey, California, Madrid, Spain and Ontario Canada. Phoenix is dedicated to providing more exposure to lesser known repertoire especially music by African-American composers. In this endeavor, she was awarded the Lilly research grant and also received special congressional recognition by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass. Her recent CD “Deep River,” a collection of Classical works by African American composers, was released under the MSR Classics label. Her other recordings are also available on cdbaby.com and iTunes. www.phoenixparkkim.com

  • 2015                       Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Networking Grant recipient  
  • 2015                       Lilly Endowment Experiential Learning Grant 
  • 2014                       Certificate of Congressional Commendation by Congress Woman Janice Hahn  
  • 2014                       Certificate of Recognition from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (for performance of works by Korean and American composers)  
  • 2014                       IWU Hinds Research Fellowship Award 
  • 2013                       Special Congressional Recognition by Congress Woman Karen Bass  
  • 2012                       IWU Outstanding Scholarship Award 
  • 2011                       Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition Finalist (Honorable Mention) 
  • 2011                       Lilly Faculty Scholarship Award 
  • 2009                       IWU President Meritorious Award 
  • 2008                       College Music Society Community Engagement Seed Grant Award   
  • Soloist with Korean Philharmonic Symphony, Fishers Chamber Orchestra, Jefferson City, Marion Philharmonic, Kansas City Philharmonia, UMKC, & Miami University Orchestra 
  • Four CDs available on CdBaby.com 
  • Live performance and recording aired on public radio in IN, VA, CA, Oh, MI, IL, NJ, & Canada 
  • Presentations and Lecture Recitals at numerous national and international conferences such as College Music Society, National Opera Association, & American Educational Research Association   

Professor of Music at IWU since 2005

D.M.A. - Piano Performance

University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music, 2005

M.M. - Piano Performance

Miami University, 2001

B.M. - Piano Performance

Yonsei University, 1999


Yonsei University, 1999


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