College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Lindsay Kesselman as Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice in CVPA’s School of Music.
Hailed by Fanfare magazine as an “artist of growing reputation for her artistry and intelligence…with a voice of goddess-like splendor,” Kesselman is a two-time GRAMMY-nominated soprano who passionately advocates for contemporary music.
Recent highlights include ongoing performances of works written for Kesselman by John Mackey with orchestras and wind symphonies across the country, John Corigliano’s 80th birthday celebration at National Sawdust, Leona and Leona’s mother in Christopher Cerrone’s new opera In A Grove, Anna in Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins, Ada Lovelace in Galaxies in Her Eyes by Mark Lanz Weiser and Amy Punt, Astronautica: Voices of Women in Space, a lead role in Louis Andriessen’s opera Theatre of the World with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Dutch National Opera, an international tour of Einstein on the Beach with the Philip Glass Ensemble, an album featuring the music of Caroline Shaw, and two additional albums featuring works written for her by David Biedenbender and Christopher Cerrone.
Kesselman has been the resident soprano of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble for thirteen seasons. Haven, Kesselman’s trio with Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet and Midori Koga, piano (www.haventrio.com), actively commissions and tours throughout North America. A passionate teacher, Kesselman frequently travels to universities across the United States, leading classes in voice, musicianship, leadership, entrepreneurship, and harnessing vulnerability.
Kesselman holds degrees in voice performance and music education from Rice University and Michigan State University. She is represented by Trudy Chan at Black Tea Music. www.lindsaykesselman.com