Kim Lewis is a New York-based flutist with immense passion as a performer and teacher. Informed by a rounded education in the arts throughout her childhood in Ohio, including study in dance, voice, and piano, she brings a wealth of experiences to her focus on the flute. As a soloist, Kim has received first place in the 2017 New Jersey Flute Society Concerto Competition, as well as the 2014 Central Ohio Flute Association Competition - Collegiate Division. She was also a finalist in both 2012 and 2013 in Bowling Green State University's concerto competition.
Chamber ensembles that Kim has collaborated with have received honors in the 2015 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Competition and the 2014 Douglas Wayland Chamber Competition. As a freelance musician in New York City, Kim frequently performs with the Chelsea Symphony.
Passionate about teaching, Kim has consistently taught private lessons for over a decade, working with children through adults. Her diverse educational experience ranges from one-on-one instruction to leading large ensemble rehearsals, and she is frequently sought out for the instruction of young flutists. Most recently, Kim has collaborated with the Manhattan School of Music Outreach and Distance Learning programs, where she has taught students in New York City and across the country.
Kim holds bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance from Bowling Green State University, where she studied with Conor Nelson, and a master’s degree in Flute Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Linda Chesis. She is currently a Resident Flutist at the Flute Center of New York.