Kimberly Bulgin, a singer and pianist, is chair of the music department at Spring Valley Academy in Ohio, a position she has held since 2011. Prior to this appointment she taught at Grand Rapids Adventist Academy in Michigan for three years and at Jefferson Christian Academy in Texas for one year.
Kimberly was born in Alberta, Canada, the oldest child of Joseph and Patricia Lawrence Bulgin, while her father was completing a theology degree at Canadian Union College, now Canadian University College. Her parents are musical, and they enjoyed music of all genres in their home while she was growing up, including that of Jamaica in the West Indies, where her parents had been born. She grew up in the Toronto area, where her father was a pastor in Adventist churches.
Kimberly started playing piano at age four and by age eleven was a church pianist in one of her father's churches. From her earliest years she also sang solos in church, school plays, and talent shows. She continued her study on piano with Linda Traversy and voice with Peter Brown during her time at Crawford Adventist Academy near Toronto.
Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, while attending CAA, Kimberly founded Chosen, a youth choir in the Philadelphia Adventist Church in Toronto. The influence of her music teachers and her work with Chosen led her to decide to pursue a career in music. She received a music award in her senior year at CAA.
Following her graduation from academy in 2001, Bulgin enrolled at Andrews University as a music major. While there, she served as director of student music programs for over three years and was Worship Ministry Leader for Pioneer Memorial Church in her junior year. She was active as a singer and was a member of the select choir, the University Singers. She completed a B.Mus. Ed. at AU in 2007, with piano as her performance area.
Bulgin is released a CD, God Chose Me, in September 2013 at a release concert at the Ethan Temple Church in Clayton, Ohio.
Source: Kimberly Bulgin website biography.