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President: Minsun Kim

Educating. Guiding. Inspiring.

Minsun Kim is the founder of the Long Island Conservatory of Music and President of the LISMA Foundation, both non-profit organizations.
Her achievements stemmed from her passion for music, both the learning and teaching of it.

Minsun Kim organized and directed summer music festivals as follows:

  • President, Long Island Conservatory of Music (Non-profit organization), 2009-Present

  • President, Long Island Conservatory, 1992-Present

  • President of LISMA Foundation (Non-profit organization), 2000-Present

  • President of Annual New York Youth Concert at Carnegie Hall/Lincoln Center, 1991-Present

  • President, LISMA Annual International Music Competition, New York, 2005-Present

  • President, Long Island Conservatory of Music and SUNY Old Westbury, International Music Festival, 2004-2009

  • Director, Steinway & Sons Hall Spring Annual Concert: Mloist in Spring, New York, 2005-Present

  • Director, Old Westbury Garden Spring & Fall Annual Concert, New York, 2005-Present

  • Director, Summer Music Festival in Peking, China, 07 – 08/1998

  • Director, Summer Music Festival in Gubio, Italy, 07 – 08/1997

  • Director, Summer Music Festival at the Prague Conservatory, Czech, 07 – 08/1996

  • Director, Summer Music Festival at the Franz Liszt Academy, Hungary, 06 – 07/1995

  • Director, Summer Music Festival at the Gnessin Music Academy, Russia, 06 – 07/1994

  • Performed at Salzburg Summer Music Festival, Austria, 07 – 08/1983

  • Performed at Tokyo Summer Music Festival, Japan, 07 – 08/1981

Professional Career



2017 – Present                    Co-Chair, Korean American Association of the United States of America

2018 – Present                    Executive Advisory Committee, Nassau County Government

2016 – Present                    President of the Museum of Korean American Heritage

2017 May – Present           The 35th President, Korean American Association of Greater N.Y

2016 Feb – Present             Divided Families U.S.A. Advisory Committee

2015 May – April 2017      The 34th President, Korean American Association of Greater New York

2014 Feb – Present             Commissioner, Asian Economic Advisory Commission, Nassau County, NY

2013 May – Present            Vice-Chair, Human Rights Commission, Nassau County Government

2013 - 2014                         Chairwoman, President Election Board Committee of KAAGNY

2012 - 2013                         Chairwoman, Korean American Association of Greater New York

2012, June                           Commissioner of Human Rights, Nassau County

2012 - Present                     Co-Chair, Asian American Advisory Committee of Nassau County

2011 - 2012                         President, PTA Pre-college Division of The Juilliard School

2009 - 2013                         Founder & President, Korean Parents Association of Long Island (

1992 - Present                     Founder & President, Long Island Conservatory (Six Campuses in Long Island, New

York City and New Jersey: Music College, Pre-college, Language, Dance and Art;

2005                                    Founder & President, Annual “LISMA International Music Competition”

                                            (Provided Scholarship to over 1,100 students)

2000 - Present                     Founder & President, LISMA Foundation (Non-profit organization)

1991 - Present                     Founder & President, Annual “New York Youth Concert” at Carnegie Hall

Professional Achievements


2018 June 8                     Hosted Statue of Peace reception and exhibition at the Capitol Building – Washington D.C.

2018 Aug 1-10                Founder & Director JuJube & LISMA International Music festival in Korea

2017 September               Built Statue of Peace in honor of Comfort Woman Victim at KAAGNY, Manhattan, NY 

2017 June 30                   Received the first ever $250,000 New York State Grant for Establishment of MOKAH

2017 March 22                Hosted The 25th Annual LI Conservatory gala, Garden City Hotel. L.I.

2017 Jan 13                     The 57th Korean American night Celebration at Plaza Hotel, New York

2016 Feb 20                    Lectured at Tedx regarding issue of divided families – Wellesley College, Boston

2016 Jan 9                       Hosted “This is Our Future” fundraiser - Metropolitan Museum of Art

2015 August                     Hosted 11th Annual International Music Competition - Nassau Legislative Building  

2014 Oct                         Hosted “Celebration of Asian Culture”, Metropolitan Museum, NY

2013 & 2014                   Hosted LICM Concert & Chopard Fashion Show, Oheka Castle, NY

2012 December 1              Hurricane ‘Sandy” Relief Concert, Donated to Red Cross

2011 – Present                   Hosted Chelsea Mansion Summer Festival, East Norwich, NY
2011 – 2012                    Featured as a Regular Guest on “Exiting World of Classic”, 
                                       WWRU 1660 AM, New York Radio Korea
2011 March 24                Hosted Japan Earthquake Tsunami Relief Benefit concert (donated to Red Cross)
2009 – Present                  Annual Christmas Fundraising Concert Gala
2009 August 30                Hosted Eisenhower Park Concert, East Meadow, NY
2007 – 2011                    Organized Annual Park Concert "Summer Night Romance" with Town of North Hempstead
2007 – 2011                    Organized Annual Summer Concert with Old Westbury Racquet Club 
2006 – Present                   Organized Annual Fall Concert with Nassau County Museum 
2004 – Present                   Director, Long Island Conservatory and SUNY Old Westbury, Int'l Music Festival 
2005 – Present                   Director, Old Westbury Garden Spring & Fall Annual Concert, NY 
2005 – 2009                    Director, Steinway & Sons Hall Spring Annual Concert: 'Soloist in Spring', NY
1998                                Director, Summer Music Festival, Peking, China
1997                                Director, Summer Music Festival, Gubio, Italy 
1996                                Director, Summer Music Festival, Prague Conservatory, Czech 
1995 – 1996                    Hosted "Wednesday Concert" on Korean TV Channel 13 
1995                                Director, Summer Music Festival, Franz Liszt Academy, Hungary 
1994                                Director, Summer Music Festival, Gnessin Music Academy, Russia 
1993                                Performed at the Madison Square Garden, NY    
1983                                Performed at Salzburg Summer Music Festival, Austria 
1981                                Performed at Tokyo Summer Music Festival, Japan 


Other Achievements and Award

2018 Jan 16                      Arranged the resolution for Korean Day in the NYS Senate – Albany, NY

2018 Jan                           Community Service Award by NYC Public Advocate Letitia James                                         

2016 Dec                          Divided family bill passed by both Houses, US

2016 August 15                 Honorary award by NYC council at City Hall

2015                                Award, Distinguished woman leader’s award by Steve Israel, US Congress

2015 April                         Award of Appreciation, by Tom Dinapoli, New York State Comptroller

2015                                Community leadership award by Grace Meng, US congresswoman

2014 May                         Ellis Island Award, Ellis Island, NY

2013 May                         Special Award, by “Fire Work” International Music Competition, German

2012 Sep                          Award of Achievement, by “Hope Foundation”, Dobrich, Bulgaria

2009 May                         Woman of Distinction Award, by Nassau County Executive

2008 April 2                      Award of Appreciation, by St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russia                                      

2006 July 30                      Award of Achievement, by Thomas Suozzi, Nassau County Executive

Citation of Appreciation (Selected)



By Tom Suozzi, US Congressman, USA

By Melisa M. Vivrato, Speaker of NYC Council

By Tom DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller

By Grace Meng, US Congresswoman USA

By Steve Israel, US Congressman USA

By Toby Ann Stavisky, New York State Senator

By Edward Mangano, Executive, Nassau County

By Robert Astorino, Executive of Westchester

By Jack Martin, NYS Senator             

By New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

By NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo

By Carolyn Maloney, US Congresswoman

By NYS Senate Leadership Resolution

By NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie 

By Joseph Crowley, Chairman of Democratic Caucus, US Congressman, USA

By Charles Rangel, US Congressman, USA

By Edward Braunstein, NYS Assembly

By Ron Kim, NYS Assembly

By Jon Kaiman, Supervisor, Town of North Hempstead

By George Maragos, Nassau County Comptroller

By Judi Bosworth, Supervisor, Town of North Hempstead

By New York City Councilman Paul Vallon

By New York City Councilman Peter Koo

By NYS Assemblywoman Nily Rozic

Community Service Activities



2017                                  Founder, Korean American Immigrant Heritage Museum, NY

1999 – 2015                      Organize Summer Music concert “One Summer Night” Chelsea Mansion, L.I.

2010 – Present                     Director of Harbor link senior concert, Town of North Hempstead

2013 – Present                     Founder, “Nassau County Youth Symphony”, conducted by George Stelluto

2011 - Present                      Co Chair, Committee of “Asian Heritage Night “, Nassau County, NY

2011 - 2013                       Founder & President of KPALI Grant, Long Island Public Schools Music Competition,

2010                                  Founder of KPALI Grant, Nassau County Public School Educators Award

2009 - 2012                       Hosted Annual Harvest Moon Festival at Munsey Park, NY

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