Alicia Kim is a professional flutist living in the Salt Lake City area. She maintains a flute studio and teaches students of all levels. As an avid player, she performs with the Utah Wind Symphony and substitutes regularly with the Salt Lake Symphony. During the summer of 2017, she was the principal flutist for the Manitoba Underground Opera. She frequently adjudicates for competitions held by the Utah Flute Association and the National Federation of Music Clubs. Alicia is also a sought-after clinician for middle schools and high schools. She currently serves as the secretary of the board for the Utah Flute Association.
Alicia received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Utah and her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. Her primary teachers were John Thorne, Lisa Byrnes, and Caitlyn Valovick-Moore.
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’s 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. She continues to play as often as she can.