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They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this musician. An inspirational artist, Alicia has earned her reputation as a talented flutist and skillful performer. Through various solo and ensemble performances, she continues to touch people around the world with her distinct and enjoyable musical style. Explore the site and check out her recordings below.
Alicia Kim is a professional flutist living in Burbank, California. She maintains a flute studio and teaches students of all levels. Currently, she substitutes for the Utah Symphony, San Luis Obispo Symphony and the American Youth Symphony. As an avid player, she has also performed with the Utah Wind Symphony and Salt Lake Symphony. In 2022, she was an alternate for the National Flute Association Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition. For the 2019-20 season, Alicia was an associate member for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has also performed as principal flutist with the American West Symphony and the American Festival Orchestra. During the summer of 2017, she was the principal flutist for the Manitoba Underground Opera.
Alicia received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Utah and her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. Her primary teachers have been John Thorne, Lisa Byrnes, Caitlyn Valovick-Moore, and Susan Goodfellow.
She is currently attending the University of Southern California (USC) pursuing a Graduate Certificate and studies with Catherine Karoly, Associate Principal Flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Alicia is a sought-after clinician for middle schools and high schools and has frequently been an adjudicator at events held by the Utah Flute Association (UFA). For two years, she served as the secretary of the board for the UFA.
While attending Northwestern, Alicia participated in the Chicago premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s Il Cerchio Tagliato Dei Suoni (Cutting the Circle of Sounds) for 104 flutes along with Claire Chase. In September 2015, she performed in the Midwest premiere of John Luther Adams’ Sila: the breath of the world. Alicia has also soloed with the university Baroque Music Ensemble and performed Heinichen’s Mass No. 9 in D Major.
In 2013, she was the winner of the annual Utah Flute Association competition for the college division and the winner of the Salt Lake Flute Forum’s mock orchestral audition competition. Alicia was selected as an alternate for the 2012 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition. In that same year, she performed with the University of Utah Flute Choir at the National Flute Association Convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Alicia has also performed in master classes for Nicole Reiner, Rhonda Larson, Robert Dick, Christina Jennings, Lisa Garner Santa, April Clayton, Amy Porter, Bonita Boyd, Mary Stolper, Kathleen Rudolph, Claire Chase, Alexa Still, Cynthia Meyers, William Bennett, and Emmanuel Pahud.
Aside from her life as a flutist, Alicia is also a proficient pianist and studied diligently for ten years.
November 8, 2023 - 7:30PM | USC Newman Recital Hall
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