Kim Rauch is a retired music educator from the Richland School District in Johnstown, PA. He directed the choral program and taught general music and high school music electives including Music Appreciation, Modern Music, Theatre Tech and Intro to Musical Theatre. Mr. Rauch served as producer for Richland’s extensive theatre and musical theatre program. At the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown he instructed elementary education majors in “Music in the Elementary Classroom.” Mr. Rauch is a past PMEA District 6 Curriculum Chair.
Kim is a graduate of Penn State in Music Education and received his M.M. in Church Music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He did additional graduate studies in Musicology at the University of Pittsburgh where he was assistant organist at Heinz Memorial Chapel and Director of the Pitt Men’s Glee Club for three years.
In 2001 Mr. Rauch founded Inclined to Sing, the Children’s Chorus of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. Inclined to Sing is a two level children’s choir program training young singers from age 5 through grade 9. The choir has had the honor to perform with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and The River City Brass Band. The ensemble was also featured at the Fight 93 Memorial Tenth Anniversary in Shanksville, PA.
Rauch has been a guest conductor for elementary and middle school choirs in Cambria, Somerset and Westmoreland counties, as well as District 6 Songfest. He has served as organist/choir director for churches in central PA and in the Johnstown area. Involved in the Steeples Project in historic Cambria City, Mr. Rauch acts Program Director for The Grand Halle on Broad Street.