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New Music Director

The Orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment in September 2014 of Dr. Paul S. Kim as its new music director. Dr. Kim is a professional conductor, violinist, and composer with broad musical interests, and is an assistant professor of music at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.

Location: Onancock, Virginia
Music Director: Paul S. Kim

The Orchestra of the Eastern Shore, founded in Onancock in 1999 by Dr. Peter Dundon, is a string orchestra concentrating on classical repertoire with musicians drawn from surrounding Eastern Shore communities. The Orchestra was incorporated in 2004 and awarded non-profit 501c3 status the following year.

In 2009, Lee Jordan-Anders, Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, assumed the position of music director. During her five years of service she extended the Orchestra's repertoire and fostered notable growth in musicality. Following her retirement in spring 2014, the Orchestra's Board of Directors initiated a search for a new director. Dr. Kim was hired in Fall 2014.

The Orchestra regularly participates in the annual Onancock Christmas Concert and presents winter and spring performances in Onancock and Northampton County. Orchestra musicians are also available to play for church services, weddings, and private parties.