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Kimberly Souther

Kimberly Souther

  • Biography

    Innovative, vibrant, and collaborative, Kimberly Souther is building her reputation as a conductor of promise. Recently appointed as Visiting Associate Professor of Orchestras at Clemson University, Souther enjoys incorporating her research in audience engagement with the thriving orchestras at the university as they seek to improve their connection with their community. Prior to her move to South Carolina, She conducted numerous symphonic works, operas, and musical collaborations with the James Madison Symphony Orchestra, James Madison Opera Orchestra, James Madison Chamber Orchestra, and James Madison Musical Pit Orchestra and will conclude her studies in December 2023. During her time in Virginia, Souther served as music director for both the Nelson County Community Orchestra and Shenandoah Valley Youth Concert Orchestra and is the Director of Shenandoah Valley Preparatory Music and instructor of music at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

    Souther has participated in guest conducting engagements and workshops from Carl Topilow, Donald Schleicher, Larry Rachleff, Carl St. Claire, Erin Freeman, Michelle Merrill, Tom Newall, Christopher Zimmerman, Matthias Elmer, Kevin Süetterlin, and Foster Beyers. Past guest conducting includes performances with Wintergreen Music Festival, Hampton Roads Chamber Players, Sinfonietta Memphis, Peninsula Players and Four County Players.

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Tours
    • Community Theatre
    • Doctoral Degree

    Regions

    • Atlanta/Southeast
    • Carolinas

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
    • Classroom Music Teacher
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist

    Primary Instruments

    • Cello
    • Piano

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • MainStage
    • Musescore
    • Pro-Tools
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Arts Administration

    Affiliations

    • ASCAP
    • NAfME