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Texu Kim
Texu Kim

Music Theory Instructor

Office: LH 243C
texu@pdx.edu

Texu Kim’s works have been performed by Minnesota Orchestra, National Orchestra of Korea, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Reconsil Vienna, New York Classical Players, AsianArt Ensemble Berlin, C4: Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, among many others. He has earned awards and honors from American Modern Ensemble, Copland House, SCI/ASCAP Commission Competition, Isang Yun International Composition Prize, to name a few.

Having received a doctorate in music composition from Indiana University, Texu is now teaching music at Portland State University and Lewis & Clark College and serving as a board member of Cascadia Composers. From 2014 to 2018, he served as the Composer-in-Residence at Korean Symphony  Orchestra. His principal teachers are Unsuk Chin, David Dzubay, Sven-David Sandström, and Claude Baker. He holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in composition from Seoul National University, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.