Sarah Kim

Style: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Gospel; Classical; Musical Theatre


Title: Assistant Professor of Music/Voice, Norfolk State University

Bio: Sarah Kim is a native of the Pacific Northwest and recently finished her D.M.A. in Voice Performance at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, studying voice and opera with Dr. Linda Lister. Her research specialty is in: The Historical and Cultural Influences and Song Interpretation and Performance Practice of Gagok (Korean Art Song), Voice Disorders of Dysphonia and Aphonia, Vocal Health, Performance Anxiety, and TMD Treatment for Singers. Dr. Kim has taught private voice and piano studio, teaching ages ranging from 6 to 60. As a professional singer, she has performed guest recitals, benefit recitals, outreach programs, and teaches master classes. Favorite operatic and musical theatre roles include: Musetta in La Bohème, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (English), Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore, Rose in At The Statue of Venus, Annina in La Traviata, La Tasse Çhinoise and La Libellule in L’enfant et les sortileges, Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music, Lady Thiang in The King and I, Christmas Eve in Avenue Q, and Connie in A Chorus Line. Concert solos include Mozart’s, Fauré’s, and Rutter’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Clérambault’s Orphée, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Händel’s Messiah, Israel in Egypt, and Judas Maccabeus, Rachmaninov’s Vespers, Bernstein’s Mass, and various Bach Concert Works. Dr. Kim is also a past finalist for the NATSAA in the Pacific Northwest Region. As a performer and arts administrator, Dr. Kim has worked and collaborated with UNLV Opera, Portland Opera, Eugene Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Rimrock Opera, Coeur d’Alene Symphony, Chamber Music Northwest, Eugene Symphony, Bravo! Vancouver, Astoria Music Festival, and Portland Summer Opera Workshop. Her research specialty is in: Evaluation Methods for Inclusive Arts Programs. In addition, Dr. Kim is an avid support in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within Higher Education and Arts and Community Organizations. Upcoming, she will be a presenter at the University of South Carolina Upstate’s 27th Annual Diversity in Education Summit and was selected as a presenter for the 2020 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit. Dr. Kim is a member of NATS and National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, holding a M.A. in Arts Management from University of Oregon, M.M. in Voice Performance from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a B.M. in Voice Performance from Northern Arizona University. Additional certifications include a UNLV Continuing Education Grant Academy Certificate and Cornell University edX Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom.

Voice Type: Soprano

Music Styles Taught: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Gospel; Classical; Musical Theatre

Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program

Contact Information


Norfolk State University
Division of Music Edward L. Hamm Fine Arts Building 700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA
USA 23504

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