Multifaceted vocalist Kim Greenwood’s repertoire spans classical through contemporary with a solid jazz background. Her vocal journey began as a young child singing Tin Pan Alley favourites around the piano with her Mum. As a young adult, she discovered how fun karaoke is and how much she loved grabbing a microphone! When Kim began studying at The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM), she became hooked on technique and discovered her love for opera.
Kim's lead operatic roles include Zia Principessa in Puccini’s "Suor Angelica" and Miss Todd in Menotti’s "The Old maid and the Thief" with The VCM's Opera Studio. Other noteworthy performances include "Brahms Alto Rhapsody", Robert Fleming’s "The Confession Stone", and alto soloist for Handel’s "Messiah". In Halifax, Kim loved performing at Grafton Street Dinner Theatre. She was lead singer for NOVA, a dance band that specialized in Latin and older pop sounds and was lead singer for The SeaNotes Big Band in Oak Harbor, WA for two years. Currently, she is the lead singer for The Commodores Big Band, a band with a 40 year history in Victoria. More recently, Kim has formed her own ensembles and is collaborating with many of Victoria's wonderful musicians. Last summer, Kim finished recording a 4 song demo and a CD will certainly be in her future! Kim plans to record Robert Fleming's "The Confession Stone" (Songs of Mary) and she has been invited to perform it again during Holy Week in 2018.
Kim is currently the Chair of Voice at The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) in Victoria and has loved every minute of teaching these aspiring performers for the past six years. Prior to CCPA, Kim taught privately for 13 years and she also taught at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific. She is Past President of the Victoria Chapter of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and currently sits on the U-JAM board (Universal Jazz Advocates and Mentors).
Kim's goal is to help her students find the confidence, enthusiasm and joy of singing, born of the healthiest technique. She is dedicated to cross-genre training from belt to classical; Kim is passionate about professional development especially in this age of advancing technology that is enabling voice teachers to truly understand the singing voice at a scientific level.
Kim is a graduate of The Royal Conservatory of Music and is so fortunate to have studied a number of years with renowned voice pedagogue, Selena James. Kim is certified in Somatic Voicework™, The Lovetri Method from the Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA.
Kim's passions are performing and teaching; she couldn't imagine doing one without the other.