About the educator

Kimberlea Daggy

Kimberlea Daggy

KIMBERLEA DAGGY is one of LA’s most popular classical music radio hosts. Audiences love her beautiful, soothing voice, her welcoming presence, and her joyful enthusiasm for music. Daggy spent the last eleven years on Classical KUSC, presenting a wide array of programs, from daily afternoon shows to quarterly specials celebrating composers’ birthdays to her highly successful contemplative choral music program, Soul Music. For the last eight seasons, she co-hosted live broadcasts of LA Opera performances, providing commentary and interviewing international artists, including Plácido Domingo, James Conlon, and Marilyn Horne. Daggy shares the joy of classical music in the frequent pre-performance talks she gives throughout Southern California, at venues such as LA Opera, the Ojai Music Festival, and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. She also presents seminars and lectures on various aspects of music history and appreciation, from the history of the symphony to choral traditions throughout Europe and the Americas. Daggy frequently sings with the choir of the Parish of St. Matthew in Pacific Palisades, both in California and abroad. Tours included performances in Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Wales, and England, where the choir sang a weeklong residency at Winchester Cathedral in 2011.