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Lifetime Achievement Award 2024

Kenneth Bozeman, BM, MM, Professor Emeritus of Music, taught at Lawrence University for 42 years, where he chaired the voice department and from which he received two awards for excellence in teaching. He holds performance degrees from Baylor University and the University of Arizona and subsequently studied at the State Conservatory of Music in Munich. He was awarded the Van Lawrence Fellowship by the Voice Foundation in 1994 for his interest in voice science and pedagogy, is the chair of the editorial board of the NATS Journal of Singing, and was inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Teachers of Singing in 2019. His former students have sung with Houston, Boston Lyric, Opera Colorado, Washington, Wolf Trap, Seattle, Chicago Lyric, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dresden, New York City Opera, San Francisco, the Metropolitan, and Santa Fe Opera.

Mr. Bozeman was an active performer of oratorio, including singing the tenor roles in the St. Matthew and St. John Passions, the Christmas Oratorio, the B Minor Mass, the Magnificat, and various cantatas of Bach, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Vaughn Williams Hodie. He has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Green Lake Music Festival, the Purgatory Music Festival of Colorado, the Louisville Bach Society, the Historical Keyboard Society of Wisconsin, and on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Live from the Elvehjem.”

Mr. Bozeman is a frequent presenter at universities and international voice science conferences, has written several articles on the topic of acoustic vocal pedagogy, and has published two books on acoustic pedagogy, Practical Vocal Acoustics:  Pedagogic Applications for Teachers and Singers, and Kinesthetic Voice Pedagogy 2: Motivating Acoustic Efficiency. Mr. Bozeman has been a featured presenter on voice acoustics at numerous national conferences of NATS, was twice selected to be a master teacher for the NATS Intern Program, and has been a featured presenter at NATS Workshops. He continues to be in demand for seminars and master classes on acoustic pedagogy at universities and interdisciplinary conferences and was a keynote speaker for the British Voice Association conference in Leeds, 2021, and the International Congress of Voice Teachers in Vienna, 2022. His activity can be followed at:

Past Honorees






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