Ji Hyun (Jenny) Yim is the winner of The American Prize in Conducting, 2020, in the community orchestra division. Jenny was selected from applications reviewed recently from all across the United States. The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation’s most comprehensive series of non-profit competitions in the musical and theater arts, unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings.
A native of Busan, Korea, Jenny developed a love and passion for music at a young age which led and continues to lead her through multitudes of challenges, achievements, and accolades.
Jenny is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in orchestral conducting at the UW–Madison Mead Witter School of Music, where she serves as music director of the Medical Orchestra of University of Wisconsin and assistant conductor for the UW–Madison Symphony Orchestra and University Opera.
The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually in many areas of the performing arts.