Dr. Gwang Kim is the second trombone of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and has performed with notable ensembles around the world including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, New West Symphony, Seocho Philharmonic, and the Daesan Philharmonic. He has also performed at Coachella with artists from 88 Rising and has recorded for numerous television shows including ABC’s The Fosters and Netflix original The Chef’s Table. As an educator, Gwang has been invited as a guest clinician for the Rockport Brass Festival, Pasadena City College, California State University Northridge, WMU Symphony and KAYS Orchestra.
Currently, Gwang serves on faculty at Loyola Marymount University and Ventura College Schwab School of Music while continuing his duties as teaching associate at the Harmony Project, at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and at UCLA. As an advocate for serving communities in need, he also is the teaching artist at YOLA-Los Angeles Philharmonic, Inglewood. He holds his Bachelor of Music degree from the USC Thornton School of Music, a Master of Music and Doctor in Musical Arts degree from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.