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Kenneth Bozeman, IVACON 2015 Guest Speaker

Kenneth Bozeman, tenor, Frank C. Shattuck Professor of Music at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin, 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 is chair of the voice department at Lawrence, where he teaches voice, and voice science and 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 students have sung with opera companies including Houston Grand, Boston Lyric, Opera Colorado, Washington, Wolf Trap, Seattle, Deutsche Oper Berlin, New York City, San Francisco, the Metropolitan, and Santa Fe Opera.

He has both been a frequent presenter at voice science conferences and universities, and written several articles on the topics of voice acoustics, especially as applied to male passaggio training (Choral Journal, Journal of Singing, Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology) and a book, Practical Vocal Acoustics: Pedagogic Applications for Teachers and Singers. Mr. Bozeman presented on the acoustics of male passaggio at the 2012 NATS convention in Orlando, was selected to be a master teacher for the 2013 NATS Intern Program at Vanderbilt University, and presented at the 2014 NATS convention in Boston on acoustic vocal pedagogy.

Mr. Bozeman was an active recitalist and performer of oratorio, 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."

Website: http://faculty.lawrence.edu/bozemank/

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