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Announcing the David Kim Orchestral Institute

David Kim and Dr. Benjamin Harding
David Kim with Dr. Benjamin Harding, Dean of Cairn’s School of Music

Cairn University is excited to announce The David Kim Orchestral Institute of Cairn University. World-renowned violinist, esteemed pedagogue, and concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra David Kim will be the institute’s artistic director, directing the artistic details and goals of the institute.
The institute will open in fall 2015 with the violin track. Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic will be among this year’s faculty members. Students will be enjoying masterclasses, lessons, mock auditions, concerts, and personal enriching activities. In years to come, tracks will expand to include all orchestral instruments.
David is excited for this opportunity to direct and lead this endeavor: “I have always hoped to lead an intensive orchestral institute—sharing the many things I have learned during my years with The Philadelphia Orchestra—and doing it within a Christian environment. Cairn University is the perfect place to accomplish this, and I am beyond excited to welcome musicians from all over the world to enjoy a few days of learning, making music, and fellowshipping.”
Dr. Todd Williams, president of Cairn University notes, “David’s combination of faith and artistry coupled with his friendship with the University, and with so many of us here, make this a natural fit. It is our pleasure to provide this venue for such a world-renowned violinist. Students will now have an opportunity to study under the direction of David Kim and the amazing faculty he will bring together. David shares with us the desire to educate students to serve Christ in all areas, as well prepared men and women of character.”


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