Teaching has become a passion for Kevin over the past several years, and he jumps at every chance to teach voice lessons. His students range widely throughout skill level and age, but he has established a teaching method which benefits all singers. Kevin studied vocal pedagogy under Dr. Brad Robinson, University of Mississippi, and Matthew Plenk, University of Denver, but his own method evolved during his time as an instructor at the University of Denver. His students have gone on to such activities as participating in the Colorado All-State Choir, earning scholarships from universities across the nation for both undergraduate and graduate programs, and (sentimental moment!) singing at their children’s weddings.
As a young conductor in the Denver Metro area, Kevin is privileged to be the new Assistant Director of the Colorado Repertory Singers. He also directs the high school choirs at the Denver Waldorf School, including the 65 member all-school Spartan Choir. Recent performances at the Waldorf School include Horowitz’s A Christmas Carol and the combined high school music program’s Winter Concert. Upcoming engagements include select members of the Spartan Choir providing music for TS Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral.
An emerging young tenor, Kevin has performed around the Denver area as a mainstage artist and concert soloist for the past three years. He has recently performed the roles of Parpignol in Puccini’s La Boheme with the Colorado Symphony, Craven in Norman and Simon’s Secret Garden, and Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. He has also performed as Nicely-Nicely in Loesser’s Guys and Dolls, King Xerxes in the premiere workshop performance of Oscar Sladek’s Far Beyond Rubies, Fenton in Otto Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor, Lt. Joseph Cable in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, and Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Concert soloist appearances include events with The Evans Choir, Uriel in Hadyn’s Creation, Ramirez’s Misa Criolla with the Colorado Repertory Singers, Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Lone Tree Symphony, and Dubois’s Seven Last Words of Christ. A winner in the 2016 Young Voices of Mississippi Competition, he has also been named a finalist in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s Competition for Young Singers in both 2015 and 2016. Kevin holds both a Performance Certificate and a Master of Music degree from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Mississippi.