KIMCHERIE LLOYD, Interim Artistic Director
Professor Lloyd 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 . where she is also, and. She has served her 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.
DANIEL D. MARTIN, Accompanist
Daniel D. Martin showed interest in music and keyboard instruments at the age of three. He was accompanist for his high school chorus, and he accepted his first paid organist position at age sixteen. Daniel has served as accompanist and/or director with various community and professional music/theatre organizations in his home town near Jacksonville, Florida, and in Louisville (including Pandora Productions and Actors Theatre). He earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Jacksonville University with a piano accompanying scholarship, and he studied organ and choral conducting at Southern Seminary in Louisville. Daniel is Organist-Choirmaster at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley, Kentucky, and Partner at Miller Organ Service – tuning, repairing, rebuilding, and other projects related to the King of Instruments! In his spare time (whatever that is), Daniel enjoys composing for St. James’ Choir, hiking in the woods, or savoring a hefty dark brew.
“I heartily support the mission of VOICES of Kentuckiana, and I am thrilled to be working with such a fine choral technician as Mr. Buhrman, along with this great family of singers.”
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