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Sarah Kim

Assistant Professor
E.L. Hamm Fine Arts Building, room 301




Dr. Sarah Kim is a native of the Pacific Northwest. As a performer and arts administrator, she 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, Portland Summer Opera Workshop, and Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS. Favorite operatic roles include Musetta in La Bohème, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, 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, and Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music. Musical theater roles range from: Connie in A Chorus Line, Lady Thiang in The King and I (Broadway Rose), where Willamette Week exclaimed “But the best performance on opening night came from opera singer Sarah Kim as Mongkut’s head wife, Lady Thiang.;” to two consecutive seasons of sold-out performances of Avenue Q as Christmas Eve (Triangle Productions).

Kim is equally proficient in concert and chamber works appearing as a featured soloist which ranges from the Fauré, Mozart, and Rutter Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Clérambault’s Orphée, Rorem’s Ariel, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Händel’s Messiah, Israel in Egypt, and Judas Maccabeus, Rachmaninov’s Vespers, Bernstein’s Mass, and various Bach concert works. She is a recent winner of the Charleston International Competition-Baroque Competition, a past finalist for the NATSAA in the Pacific Northwest Region, Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition, and Rimrock Opera Competition. Recent awards also include: the NATS Northwest Region Internship Award, UNLV College of Fine Arts Alumni Seed Grant, The Vera Project Scholarship, the UNLV Service and Leadership Award, Opera League of Northern Arizona Artist Scholarship, and the Edgar Stone Voice Scholarship.

As an educator and performer, Kim has over 15 years of voice and piano experience. She has served as a voice instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and University of Oregon and has performed guest recitals, benefit recitals, outreach programs and gives guest presentations, lectures, and master classes. In addition, Kim is also an avid supporter of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within Higher Education and Arts Organizations. She recently presented two consecutive years at the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Diversity in Education Summit and as a presenter for the 2020 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit.

B.M. Vocal Performance, Northern Arizona University
M.A. Arts Management, University of Oregon
M.M. Vocal Performance, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
D.M.A. Vocal Performance, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™, Levels I, II, III
Cornell University edX Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom
UNLV Continuing Education Grant Academy Certificate

Gagok-Korean Art Song Interpretation and Performance Practice
TMD Treatments for Singers
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education and Arts Organizations
Voice Disorders (Dysphonia, Aphonia)
Diverse and Accessible Programming for Performing Arts Organizations

"In Review: 2021 NATS Intern Program", National Association of Teachers of Singing InterNos VOL. 54 NO. 2-Fall 2021

Applied Voice
Class Voice
Graduate Diction and Vocal Literature
Music Appreciation 
Music Literature