- Marianne Kim
- Orna Arania
- Jon Negus
A Chicago‑based composer, pianist, organist, and harpsichordist, Marianne Kim has been noted for her vibrant performances and compositions in a wide diversity of musical styles, including classical, jazz, Broadway musicals, R&B, and gospel, traditional and contemporary church music and more.
As a soloist and collaborative artist, Marianne enjoys performing piano and organ recitals, chamber music, and jazz. She has worked for the Lakeside Singers, performing highly demanding dual roles of classical accompanist and rhythm section keyboardist since 2005. She has also served as director of music and organist for First United Methodist Church of Glen Ellyn and keyboardist for Willow Creek Community Church and Moody Church for over a decade. Marianne is currently a principle organist at Christ Church of Oak Brook, IL.
Marianne has been creating music for piano, organ, choral and instruments and has published them through major publishers, including Lorenz Corp., Hope Publishing, Augsburg Fortress and Shawnee Press/Hal Leonard Corp. She has received critical acclaim for her compositions; Douglas Wagner wrote “intelligently crafted and quite artful with aural surprises”; Mark Hayes wrote “sparkling arrangements with tasteful jazz harmonies and rhythms” and Larry Shackley wrote “Incorporating invigorating harmonies, syncopated rhythms, and an assortment of jazz elements”.
Born and raised in Busan, Korea, Marianne studied piano and composition at Pusan High School of Arts and earned Bachelor of Music in composition at Pusan National University. Working professionally over 10 years in the United States, she returned to school and earned dual Masters of Music in jazz studies and organ performance with scholarships and prizes from Northern Illinois University.
Marianne is a member of ASCAP and AGO. More detail information can be found on her website www.mariannekimmusic.com.