651_SoundsOfOurCityIn addition to performing and teaching, Kim has a passion for research and writing, with work in areas ranging from local history (especially as it pertains to the arts) to music pedagogy. Follow the links below to learn more about these projects, and where possible, read her work online!


Learning to Listen, Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2023.

Sounds of our City: Twenty-One Musical Tales from Tacoma History, Tacoma Historical Society Press, 2021.

Tacoma’s Lincoln District, Arcadia Publishing, 2018

Tacoma’s Theater District, Arcadia Publishing, 2015

Web Projects, a blog devoted to sharing stories of musicians and musical events from Tacoma’s history.  Includes work by Kim, as well as her students and colleagues.


Elvis Presley Thrills a Crowd of about 6,000 at Tacoma’s Lincoln Bowl on September 1, 1957. March 4, 2020, History Essay #20982.

Community Health Care (Tacoma). November 20, 2019, Essay #20907.

On to St. Louis: Music, Daffodils, and the City of Destiny. COLUMBIA, the magazine of the Washington State Historical Society, Spring 2018.

Tacoma Theatre: The Finest Temple on the Coast.  COLUMBIA, The Magazine of Northwest History, Spring 2016: Vol. 30, No. 1

All My Students are Non-Majors: An Online Music Course for a Diverse Student Body. Symposium, journal of the College Music Society, Volume 57, March 2017.

Teaching (and diversifying) classical music through Wikipedia. WikiEdu Blog, February 2016.

Selected Presentations