- Artist-Lecturer in bassoon
Kimberly Seifert, a native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, began her bassoon studies with Milton Focht of Allentown. Kim continued her studies with David P. Coombs and Jeffrey Winter. She is a freelance bassoonist in the Lehigh Valley and Northeastern Pennsylvania area performing with the Allentown Symphony, Pennsylvania Sinfonia, Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, Valley Pops Orchestra, Eastwinds Quintet, Lehigh University Choral Arts and Philharmonic, and various chamber ensembles. Kim is an accomplished woodwind player and performs frequently with local theatre orchestras, including Muhlenberg College Theatre and Summer Theatre, DeSales University’s Act 1 and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival as well as the Municipal Opera Company of Allentown. She has also performed with the Irish Tenors and Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys on his “Pet Sounds” Tour.
Currently, Kim is principal bassoonist and a soloist with The Allentown Band of which she has been an active member since 1981. During her tenure with the band, she has performed concerts in Switzerland and Austria as well as Carnegie Hall. She is an adjunct music faculty member and artist lecturer teaching bassoon at Lehigh University, Moravian College and Muhlenberg College. In addition, she is also a member of the instrumental music faculty at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts. Kim maintains a private woodwind studio in Bethlehem where she resides with her husband Greg.