• Assistant Professor, Music Theory
  • School of Music 126 Music Building


Catrina Kim holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, with a 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. While at Eastman, Kim was 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 continues her anti-racist work as an affiliate member of Project Spectrum, in talks on music theory pedagogy and contingent labor, and in her teaching. Dr. Kim holds a B.M. degree in Piano Performance from the University of Houston where she graduated summa cum laude with University Honors and Honors in the Major. Before joining the UNCG School of Music faculty, she taught music theory and aural skills at the Oberlin Conservatory and Cleveland Institute of Music.