Music professor awarded Fulbright grant for 2015-2016

Tenor San-Ky Kim has taught voice in the TCU School of Music since 2005.

Tenor San-Ky Kim has taught voice in the TCU School of Music since 2005.


Dr. San-Ky Kim, TCU associate professor of voice and opera since 2005, has been awarded a 2015-2016 “Core Scholar” Fulbright Grant to Lithuania. He will teach and do research at Vytautas Magnus University Academy of Music in Kaunas, the oldest university in Lithuania.

He will leave in late July and remain in Lithuania for 12 months, while on sabbatical leave from TCU.

With colleagues at the host institution, Dr. Kim will organize an anthology of Lithuanian art songs with English translation and singing diction guide as a research project. He will also present recitals and hold seminars in vocal literature.

During his career at TCU, Dr. Kim has also maintained an active international teaching and performing career.

He has performed more than 40 major tenor operatic roles throughout the world as well as in chamber and oratorio settings. His solo recital programs demonstrate his affinity with German, Czech and Russian repertoire as well as the standard French and Italian repertoire.

He was educated at Australian National University and Canberra Institute of the Arts, received his master’s degree from Curtis Institute of Music and doctorate from Temple University.