Kim Childs, DMA

Kim Childs, DMA
Professor of Choral Studies and Voice
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2770 Lorton Performance Center Room 2110


D.M.A. – University of North Texas MM – Southern Methodist University BM – Oral Roberts University


Kim Childs, Associate Professor of Choral Studies and Voice at the University of Tulsa, directs the Cappella Chamber Singers, TU Chorale, teaches private voice and choral conducting, as well as mentoring at least one student assistant conductor per year. Cappella Chamber Singers has been featured at Carnegie Hall, in Oklahoma Centennial concerts, Brown Bag-It Series at the Tulsa PAC, the prestigious Bernsen Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church, among others. Childs has conducted the Duruflé Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Britten Rejoice in the Lamb, Pinkham Christmas Cantata, Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Messiah, Mozart Coronation Mass, Fauré Requiem, and many other choral works. He has studied conducting with Dr. Joe Miller of Westminster Choir College, Simon Carrington at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Jerry McCoy, past President of the American Choral Directors Association. He supports Oklahoma All-Collegiate Festivals (sending two quartets each year), and was active in bringing in national clinicians Jo-Michael Scheibe, David Childs, Doreen Rao and Ann Howard Jones. Nationally known clinicians have conducted at TU with Cappella Chamber Singers, including Z. Randall Stroope of Oklahoma State University and Jerry McCoy of University of North Texas.

Research Interests

Conducting performances this past academic year include the Whitacre FIVE HEBREW LOVE SONGS, Vaughan Williams MASS IN G MINOR, and Herbert Howells REQUIEM
Solo vocal performances include the Rorem LAST POEMS OF WALLACE STEVENS and a return to Dallas, Texas to perform as Evangelist in J. S. Bach’s ST. MATTHEW PASSION
Other events included selection as conducting fellow at the Atlanta Summer Conducting Institute, hosting the Oklahoma State National Association of Teacher’s of Singing at the University of Tulsa, and hosting a major choral clinic for Cappella with Dr. Deanna Joseph of Georgia State University

Teaching Interests

Directs the Cappella Chamber Singers and TU Chorale
Teaches Choral Conducting I and II, and Private Voice

Courses Taught

  • Voice
  • Choral Conducting Seminar
  • Instrumental/Choral Conducting II
  • TU Concert Chorale
  • Cappella Chamber Singers
  • Senior Seminar