Jay Alan Yim

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Birthday
24, 1958
Birthplace
Missouri
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
24, 1958 (age 60)
Birthplace
Missouri

About

Notable for compositions premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other renowned music groups, Yim is also known for his long-standing music department professorship at the University of Chicago.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, he earned a master's degree in music from London's Royal College of Music and went on to complete a doctorate at Harvard.

Trivia

He won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994. That same year, he was a finalist for the Kennedy Center Friedheim Award.

Family Life

He married visual artist Marlena Novak.

Associated With

He debuted work at the United States' National Symphony Orchestra, a group to which acclaimed violinist Jenny Baker belonged for many years.