of California, San Diego,
Institute of the Arts
Early Childhood Music, Flute, saxophone, recorder
and beginning piano
Kimberly Kilmer has been playing music for more than twenty-five years. As a young child, she started out playing piano when her family received one as gift from a family friend. Her love of playing music was immediate. She proceeded to add the flute shortly after and later the saxophone. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, she currently lives in Los Angeles, California where she is continually teaching and performing.
In 2012 she received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Contemporary Flute Performance under the direction of John Fonville at the University of California, San Diego. In May of 2005, she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Flute Performance under the instruction of Rachel Rudich at California Institute of the Arts. In the spring of 2003, she graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance, under the instruction of Jean-Louis Kashy.
Kimberly has performed in master classes of many established flutists, such as world-renowned teacher and performer William Bennett. She actively performs around Los Angeles and San Diego with many small chamber ensembles. Over the years, Kimberly has performed with such groups as the Philharmonia Orchestra of Tucson, as principal piccolo, with which she traveled to New York to play Carnegie Hall. Her international performances include the Dublin International Festival in Dublin, Ireland and the esteemed chamber music festival at the Banff Centre in Banff, Canada. In 2012, she began teaching Early Childhood Music to young children (age 0-7). She has attended ECMMA conferences as well as Lynn Kleiner Music Rhapsody teacher training – both highly regarded Early Childhood Music organizations.