Jae Kim graduated from SookMyung Women’s University in South Korea (BM) and served as a teaching assistant. Then she moved to Oklahoma in 2008 and graduated from Oklahoma City University(MM) with full tuition scholarship and Honors. Jae has competed in many competitions and won first prize at the South America Piano Competition in South Korea, Seoul City Music Competition in Seoul City, Pa-Ju City Piano Competition in Pa-Ju City, Oklahoma City University Concerto Competition. She has also received third prize in the Estonian National Music Competition held by the Estonian National Academy of Music.
Over the past several years, Jae has played many recitals and joined with the SookMyung Women’s University Orchestra at the Concerto Festival, Young Artist Concert at Young-San Art Hall, Concerto Festival at Aramnuri Hall in Go-yang City.
From 2012, Jae has worked at Oklahoma City University as a staff accompanist and adjunct faculty. She also played for lessons, master classes, recitals, and university choirs. She also held a private studio in Oklahoma City, taught as head of piano department at Oklahoma Conservatory of Music and joined in OMTA and MTNA. Jae moved to North Carolina in 2017 where she has played for Triangle Area Suzuki Education and had a private studio in Raleigh. In 2019, Jae joined the staff at Swift Creek Baptist Church as a pianist.