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Ben delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 90

Teaching since:
2005

Flutist Ben Kim has been performing actively as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. He has performed as a principal flutist of Ensemble-Vita Cincinnati, a guest principal flutist in Starling Chamber Orchestra. He has been invited to perform in New York Carnegie Hall, Cincinnati Flute Symposium, and master classes by Emmanuel Pahud, James Galway, William Bennett, Trevor Wye, and Jeanne Baxtresser. As a soloist, Kim has performed in Boston, New York, Cincinnati, Denver, and Seoul. He holds both bachelor and master of music degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and Graduate Solo Performer Diploma from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. His major teachers are Bradley Garner, Soo-Kyung Park, Pamela Endsley, Thomas Robertello, and Randolph Bowman.

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Experience

Instructor
Sep 2005 - Present
BK Flute Studio

Principal Flute
Sep 2008 - Aug 2013
Ensemble-Vita Cincinnati

Principal Flute
Aug 2007 - Aug 2013
Starling Chamber Orchestra

Education

Performance Diploma Solo Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2016
Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
Master of Music, Flute Performance
Aug 2011 - Jun 2013
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Korean
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Honor Awards
Apr 2009
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Affiliations

National Flute Association
Aug 2007

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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Photos & Videos

Recital in 2015 in Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music

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Carnegie Hall, March, 2015, New York.

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5 Reviews

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Ashley Jan 24, 2018
Flute · In studio

I have studied with him over a year. I've improved a lot and learned so much. He is such a pro and great person.

Grace Jan 14, 2018
Flute · In studio

My daughter has been studying with him since 2013 and he is the best flute teacher we ever had. She took a lessons with others before which was not very successful and then he fixed everything with her problems. She is in 1st chair in her school and made a great progress. I surely recommend him.

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Jennifer Jan 14, 2018
Flute · In studio

My daughter has been studying with him over 4 years and she made a great progress. she got into district honor band and got into top ensemble in her school. He is a great teacher.

Ryan Jan 14, 2018
Flute · In studio

He is a fantastic teacher. My son has been studying with him over 8 years now. He has won several competitions and all state and youth orchestra auditions. I surely recommend him.

Diane Jan 14, 2018
Flute · In studio

It's great to study with him. He is such a professional and knowledgeable. The lesson is always fun and productive.

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