Kim Pineda has performed on historical flutes and recorders, and as a conductor throughout the U.S., Canada, in Israel, and on NPR. Founder and music director of Baroque Northwest's Grand Cru Baroque ensemble, he performs regularly with leading early music ensembles in the U.S. He has performed at the Boston, Berkeley, Long Beach Bach, and Bloomington early music festivals, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, and has recorded on the Focus, Centaur, and Origin Classical labels. Kim received the PhD in Musicology from the University of Oregon, the Master of Music degree from Washington University, St. Louis, and the Bachelor of Music degree from California State University Northridge. He has taught at Sam Houston State University, Texas Tech University, the University of Oregon, Indiana University, USC, North Seattle Community College, at workshops sponsored by the San Francisco and San Diego early music societies and the Seattle Recorder Society, co-directed the Flute Extremes workshop with Molly Barth, and for 15 years directed Baroque Northwest's Baroque Flute Boot Camp. Other interests include the culinary and healing arts, cycling, and the pursuit of the ultimate cadence. In his spare time, he reads non-fiction and contributes to The Fugal Gourmet food blog. Learn more about Dr. Pineda from his website, http://kimpineda.com.