B.M. Vocal Performance – California State University, Northridge
M.M. Vocal Performance, Collaborative Keyboard Studies – University of North Texas
Charlie Kim, tenor and concert pianist, serves as Adjunct Vocal Collaborator on the faculty of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. As a pianist, he has won several competitions (Inland Empire Piano Festival, Southern California Junior Bach Festival Complete Works Audition, Music Teachers’ Association of California), and is currently sought out as a vocal collaborator in the DFW area (Fort Worth Opera, University of North Texas Opera Department, Seagle Opera Company, Opera North). As a vocalist, recent roles include Lun Tha in The King and I, Oronte in Alcina, The Wolf in Into the Woods, Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro, Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Fenton in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, and Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Charlie also sings with the Dallas Bach Society and the Fort Worth Opera Chorus.
Behind the scenes, Charlie has played several roles as a musical director, stage director, conductor, and rehearsal accompanist. Most recently, he served as a vocal coach on the faculty of Lingua e Canto, a summer opera and culture immersion program in Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy. Previously, he was selected as rehearsal pianist and teaching assistant to the opera department of University of North Texas and eventually became chorus master, repetiteur, continuo player, and assistant conductor. Past musical direction credits include Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd.
In addition, Charlie is sought out as a vocal coach, piano and voice instructor, an accompanist for DFW musical theatre, and as a recital pianist for university level vocalists and instrumentalists.