Faculty

Kendra Colton

Kendra Colton

Assistant Professor of Singing

Assistant Professor of Voice

Combining a career as a teacher with an active performing schedule is a win-win for Assistant Professor of Voice Kendra Colton and her students.

Contact Information

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Office:
Bibbins Hall 126
(440) 775-8240

Personal Web Site:
http://kendracolton.com/

Kendra Colton

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Music, The Oberlin Conservatory of Music (1983)
  • Master of Music (voice), University of Cincinnati (1985)
  • Master of Music (piano), University of Cincinnati (1985)
  • Additional studies at the Konservatorium und Musik Hochschule, Zürich, Switzerland, and the Hochschule für Musik, Vienna, Austria


Awards and Honors:

  • Naumberg Competition, Concert Artists Guild, Young Concert Artists (Finalist)
  • Alfredo Kraus International Singing Concours (Second Place)
  • New York Metropolitan Opera Auditions (First Place, Milwaukee and Cincinnati)
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Auditions (Third Place, National Finals)

Concert Performances (partial listing):
Noted soprano soloist with leading orchestras including the Boston, Houston, Indianapolis, National, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco symphonies, Cleveland and Minnesota orchestras, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Premieres (partial listing):
World premieres of John Harbison´s Aria (Song for a Rainy Day); Andy Vores´ Uncertainty is Beautiful and The Reckless Heart; Mass for a Sacred Place by Stephen Paulus; and Martin Boykan´s Sea Gardens.

Performed Oratorio, Opera, and Orchestral Works (partial listing):
Operatic engagements include Mozart´s Il Re Pastore (Aminta) for Boston Lyric Opera and Handel´s Tolomeo (Seleuce) at the International Handel Festival in Göttingen, Germany. Performances of Bach´s B Minor Mass, St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, and Christmas Oratorio; Handel´s Messiah, Solomon, and Saul oratorios; Mass in C Minor and Requiem by Mozart; and Haydn´s Lord Nelson Mass.

Teaching Background:

  • Boston University
  • Walnut Hill School for the perfoming arts
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Recordings:

  • Lukas Foss Griffelkin, Boston Modern Orchestra Project (Chandos)
  • J.S. Bach Cantata arias, BSO oboist Wayne Rapier (Boston Records)
  • J.S. Bach St. John Passion, Emmanuel Music (Koch)
  • J.S. Bach Cantatas BWV 133, 76, Emmanuel Music (Koch)
  • Tomiko Kojibah Transmigration of the Soul, Santa Fe Chamber Music (Stereophile)
  • Joseph Marx He Brought Me Roses, 25 Lieder, Laura Ward, pianist
  • Le Charme, 24 chansons by Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc, and Chausson, Laura Ward, pianist