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Texu Kim

Instructor of Orchestration (Fall 2017) and Music Theory (Spring 2018)

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Composer Texu Kim’s works have been performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Reconsil Vienna, Alarm Will Sound, Minnesota Orchestra, National Orchestra of Korea, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Classical Players, Ensemble 212, Verona Quartet, Ensemble Mise-En, fEARnoMUSIC, Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, C4: Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, as well as at PyeongChang Music Festival and School, Composers Conference, Oregon Bach Festival, June in Buffalo Festival, Mizzou International Composers Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, and American Choral Directors Association Conference.  He has earned awards and honors including American Modern Ensemble Composition Competition, Copland House Residency Award, ASCAP/SCI Commissioning Competition, Indiana University Dean’s Award, and Isang Yun International Composition Prize. He currently serves as composer-in-residence of Korean Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to composing original works, he has arranged music for such major occasions as the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Having received a D.M. composition from Indiana University, Texu is currently teaching music theory at Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University, both in Portland, Oregon. Texu’s principal teachers are Unsuk Chin, David Dzubay, Sven-David Sandström, Claude Baker, and Sangjick Jun. He holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in composition from Seoul National University, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. In 1998, he was a silver medal winner at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Melbourne, Australia.