Dr. Kim has taught at the College of Staten Island since 1998.

Her academic interests include music education for children, music integration, and pre-service and in-service professional development.
She has composed more than 100 children's songs, and published music albums for children - 6 in Korean and 2 in English.

Her song 'Never Ending Melody' was awarded runners up from John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2002.


Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University

Ed.M. Teachers College, Columbia University

M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University

B.A. Ewha Womans University

Scholarship / Publications

Selected Publications:

Kim, J.  (2018). Foundations of Early Childhood Music Education, Seoul: Power Book Publishing Company

Kim, J. (2017). Transforming music education for the next generation: Planting ‘Four Cs’ through children’s songs’, International Journal of Early Childhood, 49(2), 181-193

Kim, J. (2017). Playing the xylophone, singing la la la: Young children can create melodies, Teaching Music, 25(1), 22-24

Kim, J. (2017). Bilingual Songs for Children: Korean-English, Seoul: Power Book Publishing Company.

Kim, J., Lee, S., Kwon, S., & Park, S. (2014). The gap between what you know and what you think you know: A study on self-perception and actual understanding of pre-service teachers’ knowledge in music, Asia-Pacific journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 8(3), pp. 41-57.

Kim, J. (2013). Creative Music Integration: Music Education for Childhood Classroom Teachers. IA: Kendal/Hunt Publisher.

Zhou, G., Kim, J., & Kerekes, J. (2011). Collaborative teaching of an integrated methods course, International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 3(2), 123-138

Zhou, G., & Kim, J. (2010). Impact of an integrated methods course on preservice teachers’ perspectives of curriculum integration and faculty instructors’ professional growth, Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education,  10(2), 123-138

Kim, J., & Robinson, H. M. (2010). Are you familiar with music standards? 4 steps for becoming familiar with early music standards. Young Children, 64(2), 42-47.

Kim, J., & Lee, S. (2009). Pre-service teachers' perceptions and perspectives on early childhood music education: A comparative analysis of the US and Korea, Advances in Music Education Research, 63-79.

Kim, J., & Choy, D. (2008). Learning to toot your own horn: pre-service teachers’ integrating music into a childhood classroom. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 22(4), 405-423