PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

AUGUST LEE

MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDCUTOR

MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR

August Lee studied cello at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he received Bachelor and Master degrees and also studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music for Master of Music.

He is currently coaching De Anza Community College Orchestra and also teaching at his private studio in Cupertino, CA. 

JUMI KIM

YOUTH CHOIR CONDUCTOR

Ms. Kim attended an art high school for voice and received her Bachelors in Voice as a summa cum laude and did course work towards a Masters in Education of Music in Seoul, Korea. She also received her Masters in Voice from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2006.

She received opera experience in Sonoma State University and in the Bay Area. Ms. Kim received the first place in the Redwood Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing in 2004.

She sang with the San Francisco Concert Chorale from 2004-05. She also has experience as a vocal coach with the San Francisco Korean Children’s Choir.

She sang as the soloist with the Korean Symphony Orchestra at Herbst Theatre in 2011 and 2012. Ms. Kim served as a soloist at the San Francisco Korean Methodist Church for five years.

She is currently singing as a member of the Valley Concert Chorale and New Choir. She sang the soprano solos for Handel Messiah and Faure Requiem with the Valley Concert Chorale in 2010-16 and Viva La Musica in 2014 and 2015.

She teaches Hymnal and church music history at the Berkeley Christian College from 2014 to current.

She studied Music Education with Kodaly Emphasis and Coral Conducting at Holy Names University.

She was music director at OPUS youth Choir from 2017-2019.

She also teaches Voice and Music Theory at Cantabella Children’s Chorus from 2014 to current and a conductor at Cantabella Children’s Chorus from 2016-current.

Ms. Kim is completed Kodaly music training from Holy names university in 2016. She is currently an active member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California and a teacher for its VOCE program.

She has a private voice studio in San Ramon.

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