Yesterday afternoon the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) announced the appointment of Gloria S. Kim as Vice President of Artistic Operations. The appointment will take place on September 1. Kim comes to SFCM from a similar position at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she was Associate Dean for Artistic Programming and Operations and a former colleague of SFCM President David H. Stull. Her new position will make her a senior member of Stull’s leadership team at SFCM.
Kim is a Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Lambda graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, where she earned both a B.A. degree in arts administration and a B.M. degree in piano performance. In her new position 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. In addition to overseeing SFCM 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 President’s Advancement team.
In her previous position Kim produced Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series, as well as managing national and international tours and other special performance projects that included community outreach concerts. From 2003 to 2007 she served as Manager of the Annual Fund of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Prior to that, she received the American Symphony Orchestra League’s prestigious Orchestra Management Fellowship, which involved residences at the Aspen Music Festival and School and the symphony orchestras in Indianapolis, Greenville (South Carolina), and Chicago.
Upon learning of her appointment, Kim released the following statement: “I am thrilled to be joining the SFCM team at an exciting time for the institution. 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.”
Stull released the following statement in conjunction with Kim’s appointment: “We are extremely excited to bring Gloria Kim on board as Vice President of Artistic Operations at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 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.”