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 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, 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 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.
LAUREN FLAHIVE is the Executive Director of PCSGV. As a career singer and vocal technique teacher Mrs. Flahive’s beautiful voice has been heard in many churches and on numerous stages throughout Southern California, on American and European tours, and on many audio recordings. Her students range from young beginners to seasoned professionals with international careers. Mrs. Flahive’s experience also includes numerous choral music performances with various liturgical and professional ensembles including the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Zephyr and I Cantori, and her solo vocal performances have been featured on BBC Radio’s The Choir. Ms. Flahive served for a number of years as a private vocal instructor at LA Music Academy in Pasadena and maintains a private voice studio in West Covina, CA, where she specializes in the development of vocal technique and the rehabilitation of damaged voices.
Ms. Flahive has served as a cantor, section leader and soloist at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA, and at Sacred Heart Church in Covina, CA .
HEE JEONG KIM, piano, is a solo and collaborative pianist based in California. As a solo pianist, Hee Jeong has given numerous notable performances, including “Hammer Klavier” Sonata at the Beethoven Marathon, held by Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She was also recently invited to perform a duo faculty recital for piano & cello at Grinnell College, Iowa. As a collaborative pianist, Hee Jeong 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. Hee Jeong Kim also maintains a teaching studio in-person and online, where she instructs students from ages 4 – adult. Her students have won awards and performed at the honors recital for Michigan MTNA and frequently perform recitals (both live and virtual). 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. Currently, she is in the last year of her DMA at Michigan State University.