Sungmin Kim is from New York City, where he attended Special Music School and Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center and Stuyvesant High School. He received his B.A. in Music at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York and holds two M.M. degrees in Collaborative Piano and Organ performance at Ithaca College. He is currently pursuing a D.M.A in Collaborative Piano at Arizona State University. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, and reading.