Dr. Thomas King, board member and archivist, was a participant himself in 1980 in Graz.  By 1985 he began teaching at AIMS and became the Artistic Director in 2003, retiring in 2010. As a professional singer he sang in Germany for five years, performing over 400 times on various opera stages. With his wife, Dr. Vicki King, pianist, he has performed recitals in over twenty states, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Puerto Rico.  King was Professor of Voice at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee for 26 years, retiring in 2014. He holds degrees from the University of Kansas, Indiana University, the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg, and the University of Mississippi.