John Shin

John Shin

Associate Instructor, Violin

MM Violin Performance/Pedagogy Emphasis, University of Utah
BM Violin Performance, University of Utah


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Donggin (John) Shin is a violinist in the University of Utah Graduate Quartet. For many years he has been active with some of Utah's premier recording studios such as Metcom, LA East (Warner Bros. Chapel), and Soularium. In the past he has won the 2008-2009 University of Utah Concerto Competition, Coeur d'Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition, Arapahoe Philharmonic Competition, Brevard Music Festival Competition, and the 1st Annual Utah Chamber Music Competition performing with the the University of Utah Mt. Olympus String Quartet. He has been consistently appearing in the Cathedral of Madeleine Orchestra and the Utah Symphony as a substitute member. In June 2016 he was appointed as an Associate Instructor in the University of Utah Preparatory Division assisting Dr. Kasia Sokol-Borup.

Teaching Philosophy


Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship . University of Utah , 09/2016
  • Christensen Scholarship . University of Utah, 09/2015
  • Boguslavsky Scholarship . University of Utah , 06/2011
  • UG Scholarship/Fellowship. University of Utah, 09/2010

Courses Taught

  • Violin - Private lessons
Last Updated: 8/22/18