College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Catrina Kim to the position of Assistant Professor of Music Theory.

Kim comes to UNC Greensboro from Cleveland, where she taught music theory and aural skills at the Oberlin Conservatory (2019–2020) and Cleveland Institute of Music (2018–2019).

A PhD candidate at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, Kim is completing her dissertation on the Romantic introduction. She has presented her research at regional conferences and meetings of the Society for Music Theory (SMT) and received the inaugural SMT Student Presentation Award for her paper “Fragments and Frames in the Early Romantic Era” at SMT’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

Kim is a founding member of Project Spectrum, a graduate student-led coalition committed to increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. She has presented on such topics as “Adjunct Teaching and Racial Dynamics” and “Practical Approaches to Diversity in Music Theory Pedagogy.” She was also a founding member of Eastman’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Accessibility Student-Faculty Alliance.

Catrina Kim holds a BM degree in Piano Performance from the University of Houston where she graduated summa cum laude with University Honors and Honors in the Major.

Please join us in welcoming Catrina Kim to the CVPA faculty!