Kevin Wilson is a voice teacher, clinician, and 21st-century vocal pedagogue. His teaching is influenced by over 18+ years of study of anatomy and physiology, historical pedagogies, voice and speech, and acting. Whether in the voice studio, classroom or a workshop, Kevin's approach is to help students and teachers alike "get physical" with their voice, remove fear from taking risks and making noises, understand all the sounds that can be made, and integrate text with an emotional stimulus from the body. Ultimately he is most interested in habilitating a sustainable technique that allows a singer to become purely expressive both physically and emotionally in ANY genre. Ideally, developing a voice that can be flexible, informed, and properly nuanced for all opportunities.
Kevin travels the world as a clinician, adjudicator, and lecturer and gives masterclasses and lectures on vocal health and musical theater and classical pedagogies. He often lectures on Genre Fluid Singing™ and Changing the Filter ™ discussing how to prepare students to vocally make adjustments for a variety of singing opportunities from Classical to Contemporary Musical Theater. In 2019 he received the honor of Master Teacher in the prestigious National Association for Teachers of Singing Intern Program.
His students have performed in venues ranging from the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric, New York City Opera, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Oregon and Carmel Bach Festivals, to off-Broadway/off-broadway and regional theaters and tours throughout the world. His current and previous students have appeared in Broadways; Moulin Rouge, A Bronx Tale, Cats, Beautiful, Kinky Boots, Gigi, Rocky, Mamma Mia, Once, Dr. Zhivago, Hamilton, Lion King, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, The Bands Visit, Cinderella, Avenue Q, Evita, School House Rock, and Pipe Dream. As well as numerous national tours including Once (1st and 2nd National Tour) Chicago, Camelot, Hamilton (both tours,) Wicked (1st and 2nd National Tour), Hamilton, Frozen, On Your Feet, Cinderella, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia, Peter and the Star Catcher, Chorus Line, Shrek, Rent, West Side Story, Evita, and more. His students have been finalists and winners in the Tafelmusik Baroque Competition, Metropolitan Opera Auditions, the NATS Boston/National Voice Competitions, and received multiple prestigious regional nominations and awards for performance.
Kevin holds a Masters in Vocal Pedagogy from the New England Conservatory and the Bachelors of Music in Voice from the University of Central Oklahoma. He continued his music studies at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory, in vocal anatomy and physiology at Boston University Sargent School of Health, and studies in voice and speech with Kristin Linklater and Catherine Fitzmaurice.
Kevin joined the Boston Conservatory's voice faculty in 2008 where he is the Director of Vocal Pedagogy and an Associate Professor of Voice. 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. He also serves as director of the Conservatory's annual Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop and as an instructor in the Musical Theater Dance Intensive and Vocal/Choral Intensives.
In addition to this teaching at Boston Conservatory, he teaches graduate Vocal Pedagogy at Boston University, and voice at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Previously he was on the on the voice faculty at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard, Marymount, and Brown University. He maintains private studios in Boston and New York City.