Juli Kim studied music at Marianopolis College (in the Quebec system equivalent to 12th grade and 1st year of university) and began studying at McGill University in 1981. During her three year study at McGill, she was a recipient of many highly distinguished awards. Among them were the Ellen Balloon Piano Award, Gustava Romana Prize, Piano Faculty Scholarship, and James McGill Award for every academic term. Also, she was the first prize winner in the N.D.G. Festival de Musique Competition, Quebec Chamber Festival, and the Concerto competition. In 1984, she earned her Bachelor's Degree with High Distinction in Piano and was named a University Scholar. She was awarded a teaching assistantship for the duration of her Graduate Studies in Music at McGill. During this time, she also performed in numerous solo concerts which included television and radio broadcasts. An acclaimed paper described her performance as "rich in sonority...[with a] beautiful tone...display[ing] abundance of talent" (Toris Rivieres, 1982) In 1987, she left Montreal to study under a full scholarship at University of Southern California. In 1989, she completed her Masters Degree in Piano Performance. She is currently an active MTAC member and judges in many local competitions. Her students have gone to major in music in Oberlin, USC, UC Riverside and UC Northridge.