Kimberly Nethaway, OACC Director

Kimberly Nethaway is a graduate of Hartwick College, receiving a B.S. in Music Education with emphasis in Piano and Vocal Music. She completed graduate work at SUNY Cortland and Potsdam in Music and Education. Kim began her teaching career at Holland Patent Central School. She retired from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central School after a 25-year tenure, where she taught music classes and led choruses for children in Pre-K through 6th grade, as well as adaptive music classes for children with special needs. She also served as V.V.S. Music Department Chairperson for several years.

Kim has been an active choir director, organist and pianist in area churches since high school, including twenty years of service at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, and ten years as Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Rome. She is a member of NYSSMA, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, and frequently guest conducts and accompanies for area student and adult choirs.

As a member of the American Choral Directors Association, she has performed with the ACDA Eastern Division Community Honor Choir in Providence, and the ACDA National Women's Honor Choirs in Chicago and New York City. She has conducted seven European concert tours with American Music Abroad.

As a member of the Chorale, Kim served as Secretary to the Board of Directors for four years, and as resident accompanist for five years. As Associate Director of the Chorale for four seasons, she conducted several OACC performances, and returns for her twenty-first season as Director of the Chorale.

She and her husband John reside in Rome.