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Joseph Kim

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I attended Berklee School of Music starting in 2007, as a dual Jazz Piano Performance and Film Scoring major. Later, I transferred to Cal State Northridge in 2009 and graduated with a BM in Commercial and Media Writing in Spring, 2013. I am currently enrolled in USC Thornton School of Music Program SMPTV (Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television) starting in Fall 2014 as graduate student. I have been playing piano since I was 5 years old and have been composing using MIDI since I was in junior high. I have won various competitions for piano performance and composition such Gold Prize in the Piano Concerto Competition for Saint-Saens Piano Concerto N. 2 in G minor in Pasadena (1999). I have scored animation projects including The Last Ninja, as well as the soundtrack of a film, Third Temple and Close Call. I am trained in scoring for epic drama, comedy and action. I'm also versed in electronic music, dance music, pop, rock, R & B, semi-classical styles and combinations of styles. I have arranged K-Pop, CCM and OST for Korean dramas. I feel I'm excellent as an arranger, and in creating mock-ups for films and drama.