|Yoon-Mi Lim is Associate Professor of Organ and holds the Albert L. Travis Chair in the School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where she teaches courses in Organ Literature, Organ Pedagogy, Service Playing and Applied Organ. She also maintains an active schedule as a concert organist performing throughout the United States and overseas.
She was the first-prize winner of the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP), sponsored by the American Guild of Organists (AGO), which was held during the 47th National Convention of the guild in Los Angeles, CA, 2004. In addition to winning the NYACOP, she has won several other prizes including first-prize in the John Rodland Scholarship Competition, the second-prize in the Arthur Poister Organ Competition, and the first-prize in the Korea Piano Duo Competition.
Dr. Lim has been performing around the states and overseas as a concert organist for many years. In 2004-2006, she has given concerts and master classes as the winner of NYACOP under the management of Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc. She joined the Concert Artist Cooperative in 2006 and continues to keep an active concert schedule. She has also been engaged in performances with numerous choirs and soloists as a pianist and organist. From 2000 to 2003, she was an instructor for the Young Pianist Program at Indiana University.
Originally from South Korea, Dr. Lim received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Yonsei University in Seoul where her teachers were Dr. Tong-Soon Kwak and Kyung-Hee Jung. While studying organ at Yonsei, she also continued her study in piano with Myung-Jin Kim. She received the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, where she studied organ performance and literature with Dr. Christopher Young, and church music courses with Dr. Marilyn Keiser.
Dr. Lim has been an active church musician from an early age as a singer in the youth choir, organist, pianist, and director of both choral and handbell choirs. She has served churches, in various sizes and led their music program in a diverse capacity. Her recent appointments include Organist and Handbell Director at Fairview United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Indiana, and Music Director and Organist at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Indiana.
As the winner of the NYACOP, Yoon-Mi Lim has recorded a CD, “Gifts from Above,” with Pro Organo, one of America’s leading labels in recordings of organ and choral music. Selections from the recording and her live performances have been featured in the National Public Radio’s PipeDreams. The CD is available online at www.proorgano.com.