Sunghun  Kim
Piano Instructor
Academy of the Arts

Dr. Sunghun Kim joined the Piano faculty at Samford University’s Academy of the Arts in the summer of 2021. Dr. Kim teaches Piano Pedagogy Class at Samford University as Adjunct Music Faculty. Dr. Kim received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina, where he served as a piano instructor before getting engaged at Samford. Dr. Kim holds a master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Baylor University. While Dr. Kim held a teaching assistant at Baylor University, he taught applied piano/group piano classes I and II for college music students and worked with Baylor’s piano Lab Program for community students. Dr. Kim received music talent awards/grants/scholarships for research presentations and posters, as well as an honor graduate student from BU School of Music. Dr. Kim graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Music of Arts. Dr. Kim is an active performer and collaborative pianist and has given a wide range of concerts with various vocal and instrumental soloists and ensembles. Moreover, Dr. Kim has been an adjudicator for piano competitions as a board member of the local AMTA. Especially, working as a researcher and presenter in the field of piano pedagogy, Dr. Kim also specializes in teaching piano students with autism that aims at creating valuable and devoted opportunities to communicate with them in student-centered education. Dr. Kim published an article in American Music Teacher (June/July 2021) and recently attended the 2022 MTNA Virtual Conference as a session presenter. Dr. Kim’s research in piano pedagogy has been featured at MTNA national conferences, Piano Pedagogy Symposium, TMTA, and SCMTA state conferences since 2014.