TitlesHead of Vocal Pedagogy
I am most interested in sustainable and accurate technique that allows a singer to become purely expressive both physically and emotionally in any genre. I believe that we have one voice that can be flexible, informed, and nuanced for all opportunities.
Kevin Wilson joined the Conservatory's voice faculty in 2008 and is head of vocal pedagogy. He teaches applied voice for musical theater and vocal performance students, as well as the courses Structure and Function of the Singing Mechanism, Vocal Pedagogy, and Applied Teaching Practicum. Additionally, he serves as director of the Conservatory's Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop and as an instructor in the Musical Theater Dance Intensive and Vocal/Choral Intensive.
As a vocal pedagogue, diagnostician, and rehabilitator, Wilson is dedicated to voice habilitation and securing the voice through a sustainable, flexible technique. As a result, his students have performed in venues ranging from the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Baroque, and the Oregon and Carmel Bach festivals to Broadway’s Cats, A Bronx Tale, The Band's Visit, On Your Feet, Beautiful, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Gigi, Rocky, Mamma Mia!, Once, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Doctor Zhivago, Cinderella, Avenue Q, Evita, Aladdin, and numerous national tours and regional theaters. His students have been finalists and winners in the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra competition, Metropolitan Opera Auditions, Classical Singer Competition Grand Finals (classical and musical theater), and the NATS Boston/National Voice Competitions, and have received multiple prestigious regional nominations and awards for performance.
Wilson earned an M.M. in vocal pedagogy from New England Conservatory and a B.M. in vocal performance from the University of Central Oklahoma. He has studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, speech anatomy and physiology at Boston University's Sargent College, vocal pedagogy at the Distinguished Voice Professional program with New York Singing Teachers' Association, and voice and speech with Catherine Fitzmaurice and Kristin Linklater.
Wilson is a sought after pedagogue, clinician, adjudicator, and master teacher, and has given master classes and lectures on vocal health and musical theater and classical pedagogies throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Most recently, he presented Musical Theatre Voice Training in the 21st Century at the Pan European Voice Conference in Ghent, Belgium, and was the featured presenter in vocal pedagogy at the Southwest American Choral Directors Association conference. The National Association for Teachers of Singing recently selected him as a master teacher for the prestigious voice intern program in 2019.
Professional Awards and Recognitions
- National Association for Teachers of Singing (Master Teacher, 2019)
- Voice and Speech Teachers Association (Member, 2017)
- Pan-American Vocology Association (Member, 2016)
- National Association of Teachers of Singing (Member, 2016)
- Berklee Teachers on Teaching Conference (2020)—Master class
- University of Miami (2020)—Master class
- San Francisco Conservatory (2020)—Master class
- San Jose State University (2020)—Master class
- University of South California (2020)—Master class
- National Association for Teachers of Singing National Conference (Knoxville, 2020)—Presenter
- Southwest Arkansas University (2019)—Artist in residence
- University of the Arts (Philadelphia, 2019)—Master class
- Southwest American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Conference (Southwest ACDA, 2018)—Featured presenter in vocal pedagogy
- Columbia College (2018)—Artist in residence