Lindsay Kesselman, Assistant Professor of Voice and Choral Music

College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Lindsay Kesselman as Assistant Professor of Voice and Choral Music. 

Kesselman is a two-time GRAMMY-nominated soprano known for her warm, collaborative spirit and investment in personal, intimate communication with audiences. She regularly collaborates with orchestras, wind symphonies, chamber ensembles, opera/theater companies, and new music ensembles across the United States, often premiering, touring, and recording new works composed for her by living composers. She is a passionate advocate for contemporary music and has commissioned/premiered over one hundred works to date.   

Recent and upcoming highlights include the premiere of Darkening, then Brightening by Christopher Cerrone with the University of Illinois Wind Symphony; the wind transcription of Caroline Shaw’s Is a Rose, Energy in All Directions by Kenneth Frazelle with Sandbox Percussion at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center; the role of Anna in Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s The Seven Deadly Sins with the Charlotte Symphony; the role of Ada Lovelace in the new opera Galaxies in Her Eyes by Mark Lanz Weiser and Amy S. Punt; Astronautica: Voices of Women in Space with Voices of Ascension; the John Corigliano 80th birthday celebration at National Sawdust (2018); a leading role in Louis Andriessen’s opera Theatre of the World with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Dutch National Opera; and an international tour of Einstein on the Beach with the Philip Glass Ensemble (2012–2015).  

Kesselman is serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice at UNC Greensboro this year and is thrilled to be permanently joining the School of Music faculty. 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 and lives in Charlotte with her husband, Kevin Noe, and son, Rowan. More information can be found at 

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