Artistic Director, Jeju International Choir Festival & Symposium
Republic of Korea
Hee-Churl Kim studied choral conducting under Dr. Hak Won Yoon in Chung-Ang University, and studied with Dr. John B. Haberlen in Georgia State University.
After returning to Korea in 1997, he had conducted many choirs, such as, World Vision Korea Children's Choir, Gwang-Myung City Women's Chorale, and Sung-Nam City Teacher's Choir. He also taught in Chung-Ang University.
He served as a board member of the Korean Church Music Association. From 2004 to 2015, he was the Artistic Director and Administrative Director of World Vision Korea Children's Choir. He also served as a conductor of Gwacheon City Women's Choir from 2003 to 2018. He was also the general manager of Korea Federation in Choral Music (KFCM).
Currently, he is the conductor of Chunsong Children’s Choir, United Singers, Adopted Children’s Choir, and Korea Youth Choir. And he works as the artistic director of Jeju International Choir Festival & Symposium and World Youth Choral Festival & Competition in Jeju. He is the artistic director of Yonsei University Music Academy Choir, and the board member of ‘Chunsong Foundation' and the conductor in Myungsung Presbyterian Church Choir. He serves as a professor of Bruno Conservatory and a jury member and a choir clinician of international choir festivals & competitions in Italy, Indonesia, Poland, and abroad.