He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Chapman University, Orange, California, and California State University, Los Angeles respectively.
PATRICK FLAHIVE is the Founder and Artistic Director of PCSGV. Mr. Flahive is recognized throughout the United States and abroad as one of the preeminent conductors of student choirs in the Catholic Church. In addition to liturgical service, Pueri Cantores San Gabriel Valley has concertized, recorded music for film and television, appeared on international broadcasts and made numerous international and national tours.
In 1994, Mr. Flahive began his service as President of American Federation Pueri Cantores, the Catholic Church’s organization of student choirs. At the helm of AFPC for 19 years, he oversaw the planning and execution of scores of choir festivals, conducting seminars, congresses, and other activities. During his tenure, AFPC realized tremendous growth across the United States. Mr. Flahive also served for eight years as Vice President of the International Federation of Pueri Cantores which has its headquarters in the Pontifical Institute for Sacred Music in Vatican City. Some of his other international activities have included five years as choral director to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta on its annual pilgrimages to Lourdes (France) and adjudicating the prestigious Rassegna Internazionale di Cappelle Musicale in Loreto, Italy. He also served as a member of the Jubilee 2000 committee for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Since 1985, Mr. Flahive has served in music ministry and education. He currently teaches music and choral activities at St. Andrew School in Pasadena, California, and at Sacred Heart Church and School in Covina, California. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Chapman University, Orange, California, and California State University, Los Angeles respectively. Mr. Flahive expresses boundless joy and gratitude to God for his marriage to Lauren Macy Flahive, with whom he shares three beautiful children (Sean, Carrah, and James) and two grandsons.
Hee Jeong Kim graduated from Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School. She received a Bachelor of Music from the Ewha Womans University and a Master of Music from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at Michigan State University.
HEE JEONG KIM choir accompanist, is a solo and collaborative pianist based in California. As a solo pianist, Ms. Kim has given numerous notable performances, including Piano Sonata No. 29 in B♭ major (known as Hammerklavier) at the Beethoven Marathon, held by Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She was also recently invited to perform a duo faculty recital for piano and cello at Grinnell College, Iowa. As a collaborative pianist, Ms. Kim has led numerous musicians with diverse instruments to first place prizes at major competitions, including the Kankakee International Piano Concerto Competition and Toledo Symphony Young Artists Competition. Ms. Kim also maintains a teaching studio in-person and online, where she instructs students from ages 4 through adult. Her students have won awards and performed at the honors recital for Michigan MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and frequently perform recitals (both live and virtual