Frank C. Shattuck Professor of Music

Kenneth Bozeman

On terminal sabbatical, Kenneth Bozeman, tenor, holds performance degrees from Baylor University and the University of Arizona. He subsequently studied at the State Conservatory of Music in Munich, Germany on a fellowship from Rotary International. He was chair of the voice department and taught voice and vocal pedagogy. Mr. Bozeman has received both of Lawrence University's Teaching Awards (Young Teacher Award, 1980; Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996). He was awarded the Van Lawrence Fellowship by the Voice Foundation in 1994 for his interest in voice science and pedagogy and is the chair of the editorial board of the NATS Journal of Singing.  His former students have participated in opera internships at Sante Fe, Tanglewood, Seattle Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Central City Opera, and Utah Opera, and have sung with Houston Grand Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Colorado, Washington Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Seattle Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and Santa Fe Opera.

Mr. Bozeman was an active performer of oratorio, including singing the tenor roles in the St. Matthew and St. John Passions, the Christmas Oratorio, the B Minor Mass, the Magnificat, and various cantatas of Bach, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and Vaughn Williams Hodie. He has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Green Lake Music Festival, the Purgatory Music Festival of Colorado, the Louisville Bach Society, the Historical Keyboard Society of Wisconsin, and on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Live from the Elvehjem."

Mr. Bozeman is a frequent presenter at international voice science conferences (Stockholm, Marseilles, Prague, Zagreb, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Philadelphia) and universities, and written several articles on the topic of acoustic pedagogy, especially as applied to male passaggio training (Choral Journal, Journal of Singing, Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology).  He recently published book on acoustic pedagogy, Practical Vocal Acoustics:  Pedagogic Applications for Teachers and Singers with Pendragon Press.  Mr. Bozeman presented on the acoustics of male passaggio at the 2012 convention and general acoustic pedagogy at the 2014 NATS convention, was selected to be a master teacher for the 2013 NATS Intern Program at Vanderbilt University, and was a feature presenter at the 2015 NATS Winter Workshop  on acoustic vocal pedagogy.  He continues to be in demand for seminars and master classes on acoustic pedagogy at universities and interdisciplinary conferences.

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