Raised in Maryland surrounded by artists at the Peabody Conservatory and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Kimberly was introduced to music at a young age. She began the violin under the guidance of her grandfather using the Suzuki method. She went on to study at The Baltimore School for the Arts where she first began teaching for T.W.I.G.S, an inner city Baltimore middle-school arts program. After graduating, she attended the Oberlin College and Conservatory for her Bachelors of Music, studying with Gregory Fulkerson and Sibbi Bernhardsson. Her studies with Fulkerson emphasized the importance of establishing a foundation of violin technique. At Oberlin, Kimberly taught violin lessons to college students through Oberlin College’s secondary lesson program. During her studies she was fortunate enough to begin an assistantship with pedagogue Mary Price where she observed and taught lessons using the Suzuki method to students aged 4-10. Following her time at Oberlin, Kimberly went on to University of Colorado Boulder to receive her Masters at the College of Music. She was granted a Teaching Assistantship with Takács violinist, Professor Harumi Rhodes. Throughout Kimberly’s studies, teaching has been an integral part of her education. Every new student she has inspires a new approach to her playing and the purpose of music in her life.
In addition to teaching, Kimberly is an avid performer. She was chosen to participate in the New York String Orchestra Seminar where she performed in Carnegie Hall under the baton of Jaime Laredo. She also attended the National Orchestra Institute, Madeline Island Chamber Music Program, and Meadowmount School of Music. She has also played with the Longmont Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, and Cheyenne Symphony. Kimberly has performed for esteemed artists such as Midori, Pamela Frank, Sally Thomas, and Stephen Rose.
Oberlin Conservatory - B.M.
University of Colorado Boulder College of Music - M.M.