The School for Studies in Art and Culture: Music is pleased to welcome master percussionist Dong-Won Kim as the Artist In-Residence for Fall 2016. Over the last three decades, Dong-Won has studied various forms of traditional Korean percussion music including farmer’s drumming and dance, shamanic music, and Pansori accompaniment. He has performed throughout Europe, the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, and many other countries. He is a member of “The Silk Road Ensemble,” led by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who describes Dong-Won as follows: “Every pore of his being is devoted to expressing the deep emotion he feels for traditional Korean culture. Its philosophy, physicality and spirituality are organic to Dong-Won’s art. It is an inspiration to make music with him.” Dong-Won has helped to forge new possibilities for Korean music, performing with many international musicians steeped in idioms including western classical music, jazz, and creative improvised music. Read Dong-Won Kim’s full bio here.

Over the next four months, Dong-Won will be fully immersed in Carleton’s music program while teaching and performing with students and faculty across campus. The School is very excited to welcome Dong-Won Kim and we hope everyone has an opportunity to meet our guest.