Marvin H. Keenze
Marvin Keenze, baritone, is professor of Voice at the Westminster Choir College where he has been a member of the faculty since 1976. For thirty years he taught voice pedagogy and founded the Voice Resource Center. He is a 1959 graduate of Westminster where he received both the Bachelor of Music and the Master of Music degrees. He has also taught at the University of Delaware, Swarthmore College, and for Boston University’s Young Artist Program at Tanglewood. He has worked for both the Philadelphia Opera Company and Opera Delaware. As a singer, adjudicator, choral conductor, pianist and teacher he has traveled to 48 countries around the world. He is the International Coordinator for the National Association of Teachers of Singing and Chairman of the International Congress of Voice Teachers. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Academy of Singing Teachers, and the New York Singing Teachers Association. He also holds membership in the associations of Brazil, Croatia, Slovenia, France and Australia. He has adjudicated the district and regional auditions of the Metropolitan Opera Association, the Australian Opera competitions, the NATS Artist Awards competitions, the Nova Scotia Kiwanis Festival and the Dunedin, NZ competitions. He has taught at the New Zealand National Singing and Conducting Schools, the Australian Association of Teachers national workshops, the British Association Teachers Training Program, the Voice Foundation’s Symposiums, the NATS Intern Program, the NYSTA Comparative Pedagogy Courses and at workshops and conferences throughout the world.. His students have sung with major opera companies including Glimmerglass, Tri-Cities Opera, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Kansas City Opera and Minnesota Opera. He also maintains a private studio in Philadelphia where he lives.