Paul Kiesgen

Paul Kiesgen taught studio voice and graduate classes in vocal pedagogy. He was a member of the American Academy of Teachers of Singing and the Chicago Singing Teachers Guild. He served as a national vice president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and as president of both the Chicago and Northern Arizona chapters.

Professor Kiesgen was listed multiple times in both Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Who’s Who in America. He performed in operas and concerts in North America, Europe, Israel and China, and taught master classes and guest lectures throughout the United States, as well as in Italy, Norway and China. He made regular visits to the Royal Academy of Music and The Guildhall School in London to present lectures and master classes.

He was a frequent panelist for the Music Teachers National Association and a regular guest teacher for Academia Internazionale delle Arti in Rome. Professor Kiesgen was on faculty at the Brevard Music Center, Aria International Summer Academy (Canada), The Voice Foundation’s Care of the Professional Voice seminar, and the NATS Intern Program. He also presented papers for the First International Conference on the Physiology and Acoustics of Singing in Groningen, Holland, and the 2006 national conference of National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Professor Kiesgen’s articles were published by Choral Journal, Classical Singer Magazine, Journal of Singing and Vox Humana, the official journal of the German Voice Teaching Association. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of Singing.