Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
Under the direction of Dr. James Kim, this top-select ensemble of 24 – 32 singers performs a wide variety of a cappella and accompanied repertoire. Objectives include ensemble precision with sensitivity to blending and intonation, demonstrating both healthy vocal production and sophisticated musical knowledge.The Chamber Choir has been featured at many honor festivals, conventions, and workshops, including the International Sacred Choral Music Festival and Changwon Grand-Prix Choral Festival & Competition in Korea, appearances at National Collegiate Choral Organization conferences in 2006, 2009, and again in 2011 for a feature performance conducted by Bach specialist Helmuth Rilling. In 2010, they were featured at the ACDA Regional Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. James Kim is currently the Director of Choral Activities at Colorado State University. He directs the CSU Chamber Choir and also teaches undergraduate/graduate conducting, choral literature, and choral techniques. After earning two degrees from University of Southern California, James Kim was invited by the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart to study with Helmuth Rilling for three years. In Europe, he participated in numerous workshops and festivals as an active conductor, notably such as Europäisches Musikfest Stuttgart ’99, Bachwochenende, and Sommerakademie. He was also selected as one of five conductors from around the world to study with Frieder Bernius in a masterclass sponsored by the International Federation of Choral Music in Namur, Belgium. During the summers of 2000 and 2002, he was selected as an assistant conductor for the Opera Theater of Lucca held in Lucca, Italy. During the past 2001-02 season, he had served as the Interim Artistic Director for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. Previously, Dr. Kim taught conducting at University of Cincinnati and at Simpson College. In 2002, he was selected and invited as a Conducting Fellow for the Chicago Conducting Workshop and Masterclass presented by the Chorus America and the Chicago Symphony Association. In November 2011, Dr. Kim and the CSU Music Department hosted the biennial national conference of the NCCO in Fort Collins in which CSU Chamber Choir was featured as the main choir for the three-day conference. Kim is also the Founding Artistic Director of the Colorado Bach Ensemble (ColoradoBachEnsemble.org), which received acclaimed reviews of their inaugural season concerts with Bach’s B Minor Mass and Handel’s Messiah. Choirs under his direction have sung at international and national stages including National Collegiate Choral Organization, ACDA, Chang-won Grand-Prix Choral Festival/Competition, and Aspen Music Festival. James Kim received BM and MM from University of Southern California and the DMA from CCM. His major teachers include William Dehning and Earl Rivers.Back to the list of ensembles