The San Francisco Conservatory of Music announces the appointment of Gloria S. Kim as Vice President of Artistic Operations effective September 1, 2015

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The San Francisco Conservatory of Music announces the appointment of Gloria S. Kim as Vice President of Artistic Operations effective September 1, 2015. A senior member of President David H. Stull’s leadership team, Kim will oversee the production of events at SFCM, implement collaborations with other organizations, lead and expand the school’s engagement programs and enhance the experience of visitors to its Civic Center campus. Kim comes to the Conservatory from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she has served as Associate Dean for Artistic Programming and Operations.


“We are extremely excited to bring Gloria Kim on board as Vice President of Artistic Operations at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music,” says President Stull. “Gloria’s tremendous talent and experience will amplify our production capacity at the Conservatory and she will be charged with developing a set of key partnerships that will provide exceptional opportunities for the school. We are very fortunate to have her with us.”


“I am thrilled to be joining the SFCM team at an exciting time for the institution,” notes Gloria Kim. “I look forward to identifying, supporting, and promoting key educational experiences that are aligned with the strategic vision of the school. I am also excited to work closely with the Conservatory’s renowned faculty to augment student learning through invaluable and innovative artistic opportunities.”


In addition to overseeing Conservatory events and community programs, the Vice President of Artistic Operations will build institutional partnerships that expand performance and learning opportunities both on and off campus, as well as working in close collaboration with the Advancement team of the school.


As Associate Dean for Artistic Programming and Operations of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Kim produced Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series, the Conservatory’s national and international tours, and other special performance projects, including community outreach concerts. Prior to joining Oberlin Conservatory, she served with distinction as Manager of Annual Fund at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association from 2003 to 2007. In 2003 Kim received the American Symphony Orchestra League’s prestigious Orchestra Management Fellowship, completing residencies at the Aspen Music Festival and School and with the Indianapolis, Greenville (SC), and Chicago symphonies.


Kim is currently Vice President of the Korean Leaders International Network Consortium (K-­-LINC) in Toronto, Canada. She has been a board director of Music from The Western Reserve, an adjudicator for the McKnight Artist Fellowship Competition in Minneapolis, a fundraising consultant for Southwest Chamber Music and a member of Oberlin Conservatory’s Alumni Council Committee. A Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Lambda graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, Kim earned a B.A. in arts administration and a B.M. in piano performance.


About The San Francisco Conservatory of Music:

Founded in 1917, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music is the oldest conservatory in the American West and has earned an international reputation for producing musicians of the highest caliber. Notable alumni include violinists Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern, conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, soprano Elza van den Heever, Blue Bottle Coffee founder James Freeman and Ronald Losby, President, Steinway & Sons-Americas, among others. Its faculty includes nearly 30 members of the San Francisco Symphony as well as Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning artists in the fields of orchestral and chamber performance and classical guitar. The Conservatory offers its approximately 400 collegiate students fully accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in composition and instrumental and vocal performance. SFCM was the first institution of its kind to offer world-class graduate degree programs in chamber music and classical guitar. Its Pre-College Division provides exceptionally high standards of musical excellence and personal attention to more than 200 younger students. SFCM faculty and students give nearly 500 public performances each year, most of which are offered to the public at no charge. Its community outreach programs serve over 1,600 school children and over 6,000 members of the wider community who are otherwise unable to hear live performances. The Conservatory’s Civic Center facility is an architectural and acoustical masterwork, and the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall was lauded by The New York Times as the “most enticing classical-music setting” in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit


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