Dr Sean Kim
Born in Korea, raised in Toronto, Sean studied piano with Peter Longworth before attending Western University (formerly the University of Western Ontario) to complete his Bachelors (2001) and Masters (2003) degrees in composition. While at Western, Sean studied piano with John-Paul Bracey and Gwen Beamish, harpsichord and early music with Drs Sandra Mangsen and Richard Semmens, composition with Drs Peter Paul Koprowski and Omar Daniel, and orchestral/instrumental conducting with Jerome Summers and Dr Colleen Richardson. In 2016, Sean completed a PhD in Systematic Musicology under the guidance of Dr Paul Frehner. Sean’s compositions and arrangements have been performed by various ensembles including Dulcisono Women's Choir, Lakehead Choral Group, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, Blyth Festival Orchestra, Korean-Canadian Symphony Orchestra, Brassroots, London Singers, SoundStreams, Ensemble Transmission and Aventa Ensemble, and by various soloists in Canada, Spain and South Korea.
Currently, Sean serves St. Paul’s Anglican Church as a music director, teaches piano and continues to serve as an examiner for Conservatory Canada in both practical and theoretical studies. In addition, he serves as an accompanist for St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Lakehead Choral Group and Lakehead University Vocal Ensemble. Furthermore, he recently took on a new position as the Artistic Director of the ORAS Chamber Choir. With Theresa Thibert, Sean founded Opera Northwest in 2016.