Kim Heit joined EMSO in 2006. She plays clarinet and bass clarinet.
Kim started playing clarinet in grade school and continued through college, briefly studying with former Minnesota Orchestra Principal Clarinetist Cloyd Williams. She took a long break from music to concentrate on family and work. In 2006, she joined the 3M Symphony Orchestra (now EMSO) as a substitute player, and kept returning to rehearsals and performances until she was allowed to join full-time. In addition to EMSO, Kim performs with the Bavarian Musikmeisters and was formerly a member of the Minnesota State Band. She is a retired from her position at 3M and is happily married with 3 wonderful adult children.