Kelsey Lauren Kish, from Easton, PA, holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Moravian College, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of South Carolina, and is nearing the completion of a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance degree from USC. She has appeared in many Opera at USC productions including the roles of Die Mutter in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Old Lady/Baroness in Bernstein’s Candide, Rita in Donizetti’s Rita, and Mrs. Cratchet/Ghost of Christmas Past in Douglas’ Scrooge.
Kelsey maintains an active performing career and has had the opportunity to work in an assortment of genres. Most recently, she has presented several solo recitals encompassing a wide variety of styles and has been engaged as the soloist for several twentieth-century chamber ensembles including Andriessen’s De Staat, Rogers’ Three Japanese Dances, and Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians. In addition, other solo appearances include Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Saint-Saëns’s Christmas Oratorio, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Kelsey has served as Adjunct Professor of Voice at Newberry College in Newberry, SC for the 2015-2016 academic year, was the graduate assistant to the voice faculty at USC throughout her doctoral residency, and has been a voice teacher for six summers with USC’s Carolina Opera Experience for Kids. In addition to her role here at Charter Arts, Kelsey continues to maintain a private voice studio in Easton.