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)
- Southwest American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Conference (Southwest ACDA, 2018)—Featured presenter in vocal pedagogy
- Columbia College (2018)—Artist in residence
- Mid-Missouri NATS (2018)—Presenter
- Brown University (2018)—Master class
- Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop (Boston Conservatory, 2018)—Program director
- Musical Theater Dance Intensive (Boston Conservatory, 2018)—Voice instructor
- Vocal/Choral Intensive (Boston Conservatory, 2018)—Breathing Bootcamp instructor
- Pan-European Voice Conference (2017)—Featured presenter and vocal pedagogy chair
- Master class and audition panel (Young Artists of America, 2017)—Presenter and panelist
- Master class (Classical Singer magazine convention, 2017)—Teacher
- Musical Theater Summer Intensive (Berklee College of Music, 2017)—Voice instructor
- Audition Finals (National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions, 2016)—Adjudicator
- Master class on vocal health (Walnut Hill School for the Arts, 2016)—Teacher
- Faculty recital (Boston Conservatory, 2015)
- Therapy (solo cabaret; Napoleon Room, 2015)—Performer