Kim Pineda, PhD

Musicology and Historical Performance


I am a musicologist and scholar-performer specializing in historical performance practices of classical music from the 14th through early19th centuries, as well as vernacular music in the American Southwest and the Louisiana Territory.
My research inerests include:

  • French and Spanish colonial and mission music in the Americas
  • Rhetoric and music in the 17th and 18th centuries
  • Music, gender, race, and empire
  • Improvisation traditions from the 15th through the 19th centuries
  • Transmission of music across cultural borders (Baroque Borderlands)
  • Historical performance practices/Arts Practice Research
For the 2017-18 academic year I taught undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology at Sam Houston State University.


Here are links to my musicology CV, teaching, publications, and conference presentations.

Performance Calendar 2016-19

  • 4 May 2019 with Wyoming Baroque, Sheridan, WY
  • 14 April 2019 JS Bach's b-minor mass with the choir of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Columbia, SC
  • 20 May 2018, with the Catacoustic Consort, Cincinnati
  • 15 May 2018, lecture on the Ursuline Nuns in 18th-century New Orleans at the Mercantile Library, Cincinnati
  • 11 April 2018, at the University of Oregon's 2018 Musicking Conference. With Natascha Reich, harpsichord.
  • 7 April 2018, with Ars Lyrica Houston
  • 26 March 2018, JS Bach's St. Matthew Passion, with the Dallas Bach Society
  • 16 March 2018, JS Bach's St. John Passion, with St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra
  • 3 February 2018, Chamber Music at UT Dallas, with the Dallas Bach Society
  • 21 May 2017, with Grand Cru Baroque, First United Methodist Church, Eugene, OR, 15:00
           Pre-concert local news spot
  • 11 February 2017, soloist with Texas Tech University Flute Choir, TMEA convention, San Antonio, 12:00
  • 13 November 2016, Solo Faculty Recital, TTU Escondido Theater, 20:00
  • 18 September 2016, Faculty Collaborations Concert, TTU Hemmle Recital Hall, 16:00
  • 4 September 2016, TTU Friends of Music, Stadium Press Room, 18:00
I am available for workshops and masterclasses in academic or private settings. The workshops offer a stimulating and challenging environment where participants will improve their playing technique, musical understanding, and expand their knowledge of historical performance practices.

(I usually update the calendar as soon as events are scheduled)

Tutoring & Applied Music

Students looking for assistance in preparing for entrance exams to graduate school or doctoral comprehensive exams may contact me for tutoring. My training, research, and teaching experience can help you negotiate the experience. I am also available for instruction on historical flutes. The lessons may take place virtually or in person. Click here to start an email dialogue

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