Associate Professor of Voice, Soprano
Mary Stewart Kiesgen, associate professor of voice, became a member of the voice faculty at Central Michigan University in 1977. A soprano, she has served on the faculty of Wichita State University, has sung professionally in Chicago, New York, Iowa, Florida, Kansas, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan, and was a leading soprano with the Israel National Opera in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa. She has sung with Milwaukee Skylight Opera, Apollo Opera and other such organizations throughout the Midwest. She was a professional member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus under the direction of Margaret Hillis and the Mid-America Chorale under the direction of John Dexter, which toured the Midwest specializing in the performance of contemporary choral music. She holds degrees from Northwestern University, and she studied voice with Hermanus Baer and opera with Boris Goldovsky and Wesley Balk. She has most recently studied voice in Vienna with Frau Renate Holm, Kammersingerin, and Herr Ehlmar Brenneis of the Vienna Staatsoper. She was appointed academic director of the Vienna Semester, fall 1995, for the Consortium of Midwest Colleges and Universities.
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