Directors

Dr. Sangmi Lim, a native of the Republic of Korea, is an active performer, appearing frequently as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborative pianist. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance from Ewha Womans University in Korea and also Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano and Doctoral degree in Piano Performance from Michigan State University.

 

Lim’s international presence extends from the Republic of Korea, Japan, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina to throughout the United States. Lim appeared as soloist with the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra (IL), the Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra (MI), Jackson Symphony Orchestra (MI), the Algeu Symphony (Germany), and the Kyounggi Philharmonic Orchestra (Republic of Korea). She has given solo recitals and chamber music performances in concert series and festivals such as the Renaissance Festival (Italy), South Hampton Music Festival (New York), Schubertiade (Chicago), West Circle Series (MI), Lansing Symphony Chamber Music Series (MI), Absolute Music Chamber Series (MI) the Rising New Star Concert Series (Republic of Korea), Live Concert Series with Arirang TV (Republic of Korea) and Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Lim served as an adjudicator at many piano competitions including Atlantic Music Festival Piano Concerto Competition (ME), Bolz Young Artist Competition (WI), Ann Arbor Society for Musical Arts Young Artist Competition (MI), Austin District Music Teachers Association Solo Contest (TX), and Michigan Music Association Competition (MI).

 

Lim served as an Assistant Professor of Piano at Michigan State University and Lansing Community College. Currently, she holds the position of the collaborative pianist at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and an artist faculty at New England Music Camp. Additionally, she is a co-director of Piano Celebration Week at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

A native of Sarajevo, pianist Dino Mulić is a Yamaha Artist with a fascinating history. He grew up in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war of the 1990s. His passion for music survived the adversities of those years, instilling in him a strong work ethic and a keen sense of determination and persistence. He studied at the Academy of Music in Sarajevo and then at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned his doctoral degree in piano performance and pedagogy. His most influential teachers include pianists Christopher Taylor, Svetlana Chlaidze and Ruben Dalibaltayan, and cellists Parry Karp and Yevgeny Xaviereff.

 

Mulić is an active recitalist, chamber musician, clinician, and adjudicator. He has performed in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, and throughout the United States. He is an advocate of new music, and his repertoire includes works by Balkan and American composers, some of whom have written duets for him and his wife, Sangmi Lim. He has given presentations at a number of national and state conferences including the Music Teachers National Association, the Texas Music Teachers Association Convention and the Music and Lifelong Learning Symposiums. He has presented on the importance of music education for all. In the spirit of community building, Mulić is a proponent of bringing together university faculty, independent music teachers, and local and national music organizations to celebrate the artistry of piano performance.  

 

Mulić possesses remarkable organizational skills and is a reputable concert presenter, having founded the Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival in 2010. This festival features a week of concerts by world-renowned artists, as well as a ten-day educational program for young chamber musicians. Mulić’s proudest achievement is the creation of Piano Celebration Week, an annual piano festival at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This festival features internationally renowned pianists, and the best and brightest young musicians from throughout the Coastal Bend, Central, and South Texas regions. This festival has transformed the piano community of Corpus Christi and inspired hundreds of budding pianists.   

 

Mulić has held faculty positions at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and at the University of Sarajevo. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. He also serves as a faculty member at the New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine where he teaches applied piano and chamber music.

Sangmi Lim

Dino Mulić