SCC’s Steve Kim awarded Evergreen State College Teacher Excellence Award

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Steve Kim
Steve Kim, associate faculty in the music department at Shoreline Community College, is a recipient of The Evergreen State College 2015-16 Teacher Excellence Award.

The award honors instructors who “have had a significant impact on the lives of students.”

Kim was nominated by a student who wrote, “This is the type of teacher where the first row in class is always full with students who got there twenty minutes before class starts. In fact, his greatest gift is bringing real interest and fun to learning, what at times can be complex and frustrating material.”

Steve Kim is associate faculty in the music department at Shoreline Community College, and teaches privately through South Seattle Community College. In addition, he has taught at Pacific Lutheran University, The National Guitar Workshop, The Experience Music Project, and the Roberts Music Institute.

Kim plays bass and electric bass and teaches Jazz Improvisation and Jazz Ensembles classes.

Kim currently appears with guitarist Don Mock and percussionist Jacques Willis playing original music and jazz repertoire. He has also toured and performed with Larry Coryell, Alphonse Mouzon, Carter Jefferson, Dave Valentine, Jay Thomas and Scott Cossu.

He has been commissioned to compose for the Southern Arts Council, the Seattle Arts Commission, choreographers Bill Evans, Clay Talefero and Jeff Bickford, and northwest filmmaker Eric Patton.

In 1987 Steve served as a cultural ambassador representing the City of Seattle in Japan, and in 1989 was honored as a Centennial Artist during the Washington State Centennial Celebration. In 2007 he returned to Japan, touring with guitarist Brian Nova and Vibraphonist Kiyoko Ami. He has studied bass with Ray Brown, Gary Peacock and composition / improvisation with the late Charlie Banacos.


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