Sharon Lee Kim
B.A. Music, UC Berkeley
M.M., New England Conservatory
G.D., New England Conservatory
A native of the Bay Area, Sharon Lee Kim actively performs as collaborative pianist, vocal coach, music director, choral accompanist, and piano instructor. She has performed and recorded throughout the nation with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Children’s Chorus, MassTheatrica, Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute, New England Conservatory, Wellesley College, and Boston College, among others. During past summers, Sharon attended the Music Academy of the West, SongFest Professional Program, and Mendocino Music Festival's Emerging Artists Program. She has participated in master classes with Mitsuko Shirai, Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, Pierre Vallet, Thomas Quasthoff, Warren Jones, Craig Smith, John Harbison and Myung-Hwa Chung.
Sharon graduated with honors in music from UC Berkeley and continued her studies at the New England Conservatory where she received her Master's degree with honors and distinction in performance in Collaborative Piano. She then furthered her Collaborative Piano studies at the conservatory to receive her Graduate Diploma. Ms.Kim's teachers have included Irma Vallecillo, Kayo Iwama and John Greer, and Barbara Shearer.
After living in Massachusetts for almost a decade, Sharon relocated back to the Bay Area in 2008, joining the Saint Mary's College Music Faculty. She also accompanies for the San Francisco Girls Chorus, Voci Women's Choral Ensemble, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, Christ Church East Bay, coaches singers, and teaches students of all ages in her private piano studio.
Sharon joined CCMC in January 2009 teaching both private and group piano lessons and accompanying students. She studied chamber music with Anne Crowden as a undergraduate and is delighted to be a part of the Crowden faculty!