Professor of Voice | Faculty Felllow, Office of the Provost
Kathleen Wilson holds a B.M in Music Education and an M.M. in Musicology from the University of Arizona, and an Ed.M. and Ed.D. in Vocal Pedagogy/Music Education from Teachers College Columbia University, as well as certificates in non-profit management and fundraising from the National Guild of Community Schools in the Arts and Indiana University at Purdue.
Publications include Sonidos cubanos, CD recording by New Music Ensemble NODUS on the Innova label and Elán: Vocal and Instrumental Music by Composers from Mexico and the US, CD recording on the North/South Consonance label, as well as a book The Art Song in Latin America: Selected Works by 20th c. Composers by Pendragon Press. Articles include “The Spanish Zarzuela as Resource Material for College Opera Programs” and “Breath Support Directives Used by Singing Teachers: A Delphi Study” in The NATS Journal, as well as the entry on Venezuelan song in the recently-published Guide to Research in the Latin American Repertoire: An Annotated Catalog of Twentieth-Century Art Songs for Voice and Piano by Indiana University Press. Dr. Wilson continues to perform solo repertoire and to present workshops and master classes on vocal pedagogy and Latin American song throughout the U.S. and Latin America, most recently in Peru, Mexico and Colombia. Honors and awards include two grants from NEA, The Voice Foundation’s Van L. Lawrence Fellowship for “Demonstrated excellence in teaching of singing and active interest in voice science and pedagogy,” and a Teaching Excellence award from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Wilson was also a USIA Arts America Visiting Professor to Colombia and a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Venezuela. She served as well for four years as Dean of the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.
As a soprano, the Miami Herald describes the voice of Vindhya Khare as “rich, agile… [and] radiant.” She has been awarded the title roles in Agrippina (Handel), Jackie O (Daugherty), Mrs. Grose in Britten’s Turn of the Screw, as well as Savitri by Gustav Holst. She has sung with Palm Beach Opera and appears as a soprano soloist at Plymouth Congregational Church in Coral Gables , Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach, and other venues throughout South Florida.
As an accomplished pianist and voice coach, Vindhya was Principal Pianist/Voice Coach and Associate Chorus Master at Palm Beach Opera under the baton of the late Maestro Anton Guadagno. She has worked as a pianist for the Sherrill Milnes Voice Studio in Savannah, GA and has performed as a singer in the Savannah Voice Festival. She is also the Music Director and pianist for the opera concert series at Opera Benvenuto in Boynton Beach.
As an arts administrator, Vindhya is Music Director of the University Center for the Performing Arts and has also served as their Artistic Director. She is the past President of The Paul L. Rodensky Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit organization committed to promoting arts education and presenting concert events.
Vindhya is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. She holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Florida International University, as well as an undergraduate degree in piano performance from California State University, Northridge.