New, Familiar Leadership for VOICES of Kentuckiana
Following the departure of our former Artistic Director earlier this year, Voices of Kentuckiana launched a nationwide talent search for our new director. We were seeking a dynamic leader with a professional career in the arts, music, and musical theatre, who could bring their experience and education to bear for our chorus, while respecting our mission of inclusivity and artistry.
While we may have looked far and wide for the perfect candidate, we were elated to find the perfect candidate within our own chorus family! And now we’re delighted to share that our interim Artistic Director and former VOICES leader, Kimcherie Lloyd, has agreed to assume the role once again on a permanent basis. With her deep well of professional experience and an impressive background in academia, we know that Kimcherie will help our chorus evolve to reach more people than ever before.
Kimcherie currently serves as the Director of Orchestral Studies, the Music Director of the Opera Theatre and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Music at the University of Louisville. Additionally, she was recently appointed the Mortiz von Bomhard Endowed Chair of Music Theatre . She has served the Louisville artistic community faithfully in positions with Kentucky Opera, the Louisville Orchestra, the Louisville Youth Orchestra, and Music Theatre of Louisville. Before relocating to Louisville, Kimcherie lived, studied and worked in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she was active with the many artistic organizations including the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera.
Educated in the United States and Austria, Professor Lloyd holds multiple degrees in performance and conducting, and she remains an active researcher in comparative humanities, with a current focus on the historical erasure of women in 19th and 20th century America in classical music and the intersection of gender and leadership. Her former students hold major positions all around the world.