• Pianist & Conductor





    San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

    2013-Present, San Diego CA

    • Conductor of the Overture Strings Ensemble
    • Conductor of the Debut Strings Ensemble
    • Guest Conductor at Community Opus Project (El Sistema)
    • Guest Conductor at Casa de Amistad Orchestra Program 
    • Cover Conductor for Inspiration & Showcase Level Ensembles
    • Coach for SDYS Chamber Music Program
    • Strings Teaching Artist at Balboa Park Conservatory Program

    Visual and Performing Arts at San Diego Unified District

    2015-2019, San Diego CA

    • Conductor of the 2019 San Diego All-City Honor Orchestra (HS)
    • Conductor of the 2015 San Diego All-City Honor Orchestra (HS)
    • Guest Clinician for SDUSD Instrumental Programs at Middle and High Schools

    Michigan Pops Orchestra

    2011-2012, Ann Arbor MI

    • Music Director & Conductor
    • Executive Board Member at University Activities Center
    • Founding Member of the Michigan Pops Screen Actors Guild

    University of Michigan

    2010-2012, Ann Arbor MI

    • Guest Conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra, University Philharmonia Orchestra & University Chamber Orchestra (SMTD)
    • Assistant Conductor of the Campus Symphony Orchestra & Campus Philharmonia Orchestra
    • Cover Conductor to Kenneth Kiesler & Christopher Lees 
    • School of Music, Theatre & Dance Graduate Fellowship in Conducting

    Thousand Oaks Philharmonic

    2009-2010, Thousand Oaks CA

    • Assistant Conductor
    • Orchestra Librarian
    • Cover Conductor to Richard Rintoul

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    2007-2010, Santa Barbara CA

    • Founder & Artistic Director of the Dead Composers Society
    • Assistant Conductor, General Manager & Orchestra Librarian of the UC Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra
    • Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Orchestral Conducting




    Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Anthony Do-Hoon Kim is a versatile musician who has performed throughout North America as a pianist, violinist, and conductor. He currently serves as a Conductor with the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, directing ensembles at the Balboa Park Conservatory Program. Prior to joining the SDYS artistic faculty, he served as Music Director and Conductor of the Michigan Pops Orchestra and was the Founding Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dead Composers Society at UC Santa Barbara. He has appeared as a guest conductor with the University of Michigan Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras, as well as the San Diego All-City Honor Orchestras. He has additionally served on the conducting staff of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, U of M Campus Orchestras, UCSB Symphony Orchestra, South Coast Reading Orchestra, and Santa Barbara Youth Symphony. Most recently, Mr. Kim has worked with orchestral programs at the San Diego State University, Casa de Amistad of Solana Beach, Fortissimo Orchestra in San Marcos, and VAPA programs at the San Diego Unified School District.


    Mr. Kim studied conducting at the Pierre Monteux School, Medomak, and Conductors Institute at Bard College Conservatory of Music. He has performed in masterclasses and received training from artists including Leon Fleisher, Gustav Meier, Yuval Yaron, and the Juilliard String Quartet. As a featured artist, he appeared both as a pianist and conductor on Southern California’s Classical KDB 93.7 FM, as well as the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (PBS). As a passionate advocate of new music, Mr. Kim has led numerous world premieres of works by living composers, including music by Hans Zimmer from the motion picture, Inception. He is a recipient of multiple career grants from the Léni Fé Bland Foundation and has won first prize awards in piano from the Music Teachers National Association and Saddleback Symphony Young Artist competitions. A devoted music educator himself, he frequently serves as a clinician and competition adjudicator for arts organizations throughout the United States.


    Anthony Do-Hoon Kim was awarded a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Michigan, where he studied under Kenneth Kiesler. He also holds both a Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano Performance from UC Santa Barbara, where he was a student of Charles Asche. As a graduate instructor, he taught undergraduate instrumental conducting courses under the guidance of Richard Rintoul. Equally prolific as a pianist, he received the Ernö Daniel Memorial Award for Distinguished Performance and was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate of the Year in 2010 by the UCSB Department of Music. Growing up in Southern California, Mr. Kim studied piano with Kay Etheridge and performed as a violinist with the Irvine and San Diego Youth Symphonies.

    *Full-page featured article on Anthony Kim, San Diego Union-Tribune 2019 Spring Arts Preview: PDF | LINK


    Music Lessons

    Anthony Do-Hoon Kim leads a group of dedicated and passionate music students at his private piano studio in San Diego. With limited openings, there is an interview process before a student is accepted into the studio. Commitment to excellence is required from both the students and the parents for a successful study in music.


    Mr. Kim offers a comprehensive musical guidance through performance, technique, theory, and aural skills. There are performance opportunities for students through competitions, public performances, studio classes, and Certificate of Merit evaluations. Studio recitals are held once a year at the historic La Jolla Athenaeum.


    To schedule an appointment, please contact:

    (858) 761-6370 | anthony@anthony-kim.com




















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