Kim Childs - Faculty & Adjuncts

Kim Childs, DMA

Kim Childs
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, Professor of Choral Studies and Voice at the University of Tulsa, directs the Cappella Chamber Singers, TU Chorale, teaches Choral Conducting, Choral Conducting Seminar (which involves real time choral conducting by student conductors), Choral Literature and Private Voice.

The Cappella Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Childs has been featured at Carnegie Hall, a winner in Oklahoma Centennial concerts, featured Brown Bag-It Series at the Tulsa PAC, and also 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, Jerry McCoy, past President of the American Choral Directors Association and Deanna Joseph, Director of Choral Activities at Georgia State University. Each year Dr. Childs bring noted conductors and national clinicians to the University of Tulsa, Z. Randall Stroope of Oklahoma State University, Jerry McCoy of University of North Texas, Dr. Joshua Oppenheim, Kansas State University, Daniel Bara, University of Georgia, Dr. Julie Yu Oppenheim, Kansas State University, Dr. Deanna Joseph, Georgia State University and others. Voice and Choral Conducting students of Dr. Childs have gone on to national graduate programs.

Research Interests

Conducting performances academic year 2019-20 include the Benjamin Britten Ceremony of Carols and the Maurice Duruflé Messe Cum Jubilo; Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 in C minor with Signature Symphony under the direction of Andrew Franco; and Paul Hindemith Six Chansons.

Dr. Childs tenor solo performances academic year 2019-20 include the Ralph Vaughan Williams Hodie with the Tulsa Chorale and Tulsa Symphony Orchestra; Vaughan Williams Ten Blake Songs with Lisa Wagner, oboe; and George Frideric Handel The Messiah with Tulsa Symphony members at Holy Family Cathedral.

Other events include Dr. Childs as conducting fellow at the Georgia State Atlanta Summer Choral Conducting institute with Dr. Deanna Joseph and Dr. Daniel Bara and Tuesdays at Trinity Cappella Chamber Singers performance at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Childs rehearses, mentors and directs the Cappella Chamber Singers and TU Chorale. He also teaches Choral Conducting I and II, Choral Conducting Seminar, Choral Literature and Private Voice.

Courses Taught

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