Kim Perlak is a classical guitarist whose versatile and inclusive approach to the instrument has made her a sought after performer, educator and scholar. An American music specialist, Kim’s performance of classical works and her collaborations with jazz and traditional players have been featured at the National Guitar Workshop, on National Public Radio, and on CBS Sunday Morning. She has presented her scholarly work at The Carolina Institute for Leadership and Engagement in Music, The UT Conference on Race, Gender, Nation and Expressive Culture, and The Yale Guitar Extravaganza. Kim has authored curriculum in applied classical, rock, traditional, and blues guitar, American music history, and pedagogy for The National Guitar Workshop, Concordia University, and Austin Community College.
Kim Perlak holds degrees from The University of Texas at Austin (DMA ’08), Yale University School of Music (MM ’01), Stetson University (BM ’98)
Kim Perlak plays guitars by Thomas Humphrey and endorses D’Addario strings.