This is the final installment of 5 Cubed! I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit about the 5 incoming students I highlighted, and I highly encourage you to try to get to know more about Nelli, Jairus, Meghan, Lomar, and Cheong if you see them around campus since they’re all super talented, interesting, and awesome!

Speaking of Cheong, I know this talented incoming Berklee student because we both live on the same floor at Bayridge Residence. Enjoy the interview below…..


Identification Questions:
What’s your name?
Cheong Kim

Where are you from?
Old Bridge, NJ

What’s your instrument?

Serious/Silly Questions:
When did you know you wanted to pursue music as your profession?
I mean, when I was younger, when I first studied piano, I just loved it. I had no reason, I just loved it right away, and that’s why I choose it.

My aunt told me that one time when I was little, like, 3 or 2, I climbed the piano, and I said that I wanted to play. I guess it’s like a natural thing that I wanted to learn how to play the piano.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Something you don’t want your friends or faculty to know you enjoy?
I don’t want to say it in public. But I love, like, mellow and sexy music. *laughing ensues*

Any artist in particular?
Well, no *more laughter*

Okay, if you don’t want to admit to me any artist or song, what have you been listening to this week?
Oscar Peterson, John Legend, Corinne Bailey Rae, John Coltrane – I jump around a lot!


Thank you so much for following this series! I really enjoyed getting to photograph so many talented musicians and hopefully I’ll do another series similar to this soon. Until then….

– Elisa

P.S. A little “Behind-the-Scenes” note: This photoshoot ended up being fraught with technical difficulties because my focusing screen dislodged itself from my camera earlier that day on the Aquarium trip. Cheong was so sweet & patient while I had some major focusing trouble and I want to give her a special thanks for being so awesome! You’re the best, Cheong!