Overview

  • Paul S. Kim is a conductor, violinist, composer, and educator who works to blend classical artistry with popular accessibility. As Assistant Professor of Music at Old Dominion University, Dr. Kim directs the ODU Symphony Orchestra, teaches applied conducting and violin, and oversees the Department of Music’s string and chamber music programs. He currently also serves as Assistant Conductor of the Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra. Previously, he served for five years as Assistant Conductor and Principal Second Violinist of the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, and he has enjoyed guest-conducting performances with the Roanoke Symphony, Waynesboro Symphony, and the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestras. On the popular side, Dr. Kim was the conductor for Eurythmics star Dave Stewart and his Rock Fabulous Orchestra, conducting songs Stewart wrote for Eurythmics, Bono, Gwen Stefani, Tom Petty, Mick Jagger, and others.As an educator, Dr. Kim served for three years as Director of Strings at Woodberry Forest School. He also served as Principal Conductor of the McLean Youth Orchestra and was the founding director of the Crossroads Youth Orchestra, serving Culpeper, Fauquier, and surrounding counties in Virginia. As a violinist, he is a current member of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra as well as a previous member of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and the McLean Orchestra.Dr. Kim is also the composer of over twenty original works for small and large ensembles. His arrangements of Radiohead songs for string quintet SYBARITE5 have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Aspen Music Festival; one such cover helped earn SYBARITE5 a top-ten rating in Billboard’s Classical Crossover Albums chart in 2011. The arrangements have been released on SYBARITE5’s album Everything in Its Right Place.Dr. Kim completed a D.M.A. in Orchestral Conducting at Shenandoah Conservatory under the mentorship of Jan Wagner. Previously, he earned an M.M. in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Maryland as well as an M.A. in Music and a B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Virginia. He also formerly served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
  • Keywords

  • Music : Ochestral Activities, Conducting, Violin
  • Education And Training

  • D.M.A. in Orchestral Conducting, Shenandoah University 2012
  • M.M. in Orchestral Conducting Performance, University of Maryland 2006
  • M.A. in Music, University of Virginia 2004
  • B.S. in Chemistry, University of Virginia 2001
  • Full Name

  • Paul Kim