Kim has been playing horn since the beginning of 8th grade. Kim attended East Carolina University with a double major in Music and Business Administration. Her first performance with The University of North Carolina-Wilmington/Community Orchestra (now the WSO) was on April 21, 1982, when she was a sophomore in high school. Kim says, “it’s nice to glance down the personnel list and see so many players that are still current members of the WSO”. When asked about her most memorable WSO experiences, she said, “A memorable highlight was the opportunity to play with Ray Charles on several occasions while on tour in our area.”
Kim lives in Southport with husband Dean, son Dalton and their dogs -Tucker and Earl. She has worked at The State Port Pilot in many different positions during her 22 years and currently serves as Systems and Media Director. In her spare time she enjoys attending her son’s school sporting events, and doing freelance graphic design work.
In addition to being principal horn in the WSO, she plays horn in various chamber groups, brass quintets and churches in the Wilmington area. If you ask her who her biggest fan is she says, “definitely my Mom who rarely ever misses any of my performances.”
In addition to playing orchestra concerts, many of the WSO musicians also provide music for special occasions such as weddings, receptions, anniversaries and birthdays. Many also offer offer private music instruction for both school-age and adult students — please contact each player individually with contact information provided on their biography page.
Mary Jo White
Typical groupings of instruments include string trios and quartets (violin, viola, cello), brass groups (trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba), and woodwind ensembles (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon). Musicians also serve as soloists at special occasions such as:
• HOLIDAY GATHERINGS
• CORPORATE EVENTS
• SOCIAL EVENTS
• DINNER PARTIES
• MEMORIAL SERVICES
• BABY SHOWERS
• and more!