Lok Kim, orchestra conductor and visiting instructor of music at Covenant College, was awarded first and second prizes in opera production at the 2010 convention of the National Opera Association. Kim conducted two operas in his last year of graduate school: La Verbena de la Paloma, which placed second, and Naomi in the Living Room, which placed first.

In the two years Kim has been at Covenant, the chamber orchestra has developed significantly, with talented new students recruited from across the country. “Students applaud his presence with enthusiasm,” says music professor Jeanell Brown. “He has inspired a new striving for excellence within the orchestra.”

Kim will conduct again this fall when the Covenant chamber orchestra performs works by Verdi and Dvorak on November 18.  Visit www.covenant.edu/musicevents for more information.

One Response to Lok Kim, Covenant College Orchestra Conductor, Receives Two National Opera Association Awards

  1. Lori Tennimon says:

    Very impressive. I am very happy to see this as I am weary of some churches undervaluing the arts. Our Father is the first and greatest creator, and we are made in His image. I am sure Mr. Lok gives all glory to God, as do I. Bravo is still in order for him as well as Covenant College for fostering excellence in music.