Jamie Shum obtained her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Literature at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Professor Norman Krieger and Luba Edlina-Dubinsky. She also holds the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Hong Kong Baptist University. She received the DipABRSM diploma (ABRSM) in piano music performance at the age of fourteen and attained the LRSM diploma (ABRSM) by seventeen.
As an active piano soloist and a collaborator, Shum worked with several conductors including Ken Lam and Johnny M Poon. She had performed as a soloist with various orchestras including Brevard Music Centre Orchestra, Indiana University Student Orchestra, and Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra. She is an active performer and had performed at venues such as Brevard Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Auer Hall at Indiana University, Chiesa Di Santa Margherita, Teatro Comunale Vipiteno, Zhuhai City Hall, Lanzhou University and Xinjiang Arts Institute.
Throughout her music studies, Shum was the répétiteur of the world-class soprano Nicole Cabell, the orchestral pianist of the HKBU Symphony Orchestra as well as the pianist of the HKBU Women’s Chorus. She has participated in various piano masterclasses conducted by renowned musicians such as Christopher Elton, Natalya Antonova, Awadagin Pratt, Michael Chertock, Elisabeth Pridonoff, Ksenia Nosikova, Gilbert Kwok, Graham Scott, and Richard Cionco.
Shum received various awards all through her music venture. In 2019, she received two outstanding teacher awards from the Hong Kong Youth Performance Arts Foundation and another outstanding teacher award from the 2019 Hong Kong Youth Piano Competition. In 2017, Shum was the winner of the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition at Brevard Music Festival, where she played Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor. She won her first championship in Hong Kong Schools Music Festival when she was nine years old. Since then, she was one of the frequent prize winners of the festival and she won three champions with honours, two second prizes and one third prize in total. In 2013, She received the Metropolitan Attachment Program (MAP) Scholarship from HKBU.