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Kenneth Kiesler

Professor of Conducting

University of Michigan

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University of Michigan

1150 W. Medical Center Drive

Ann Arbor, Michigan,48109

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan (U-M) is widely recognized as one of the world's leading research universities. The hallmark of the University is the breadth of excellence across its 19 schools and colleges and the exceptional degree of interdiscip...more

Background Information

Employment History


Conductors Retreat

Founder and Director of the Conductors Retreat

Medomak Camp


British Broadcasting Corporation

Music Director


Director of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting

U-M School of Music


Illinois Symphony Orchestra


Manhattan School of Music

Guest Conductor of the Orchestras

Democracy Council


Carolina Chamber Chorale

Board Member

The Pratt Music Foundation

Board Member


Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellow

Illinois Chamber Orchestra


Aspen Music School

Member of the Faculty


Bachelor of Music

University of New Hampshire

bachelor degrees

Music and Engineering Physics

Lehigh University

many master classes

Oxford University

many master classes

Royal Academy of Music

Web References(197 Total References)

The Conductors Retreat at Medomak :: Kenneth Kiesler

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Kenneth Kiesler
Founder and Director; Score-study and Conducting Kenneth Kiesler, GRAMMY nominee, is one of the most prominent conductors of his generation, and one of the world's most sought-after mentors to conductors. He has beenDirector of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting at the University of Michigan since 1995. He has conducted many of the world's leading ensembles, led many world premiere performances, and directed several acclaimed recordings. Kenneth Kiesler shapes the score with a keen ear for balance, pacing and nuance. Of his 2008 debut with The Chamber Orchestra of Paris, critic Roger Bouchard stated, "There do exist great American conductors, and Kiesler is one of them! Standing on behalf of the music he serves, he conducts from memory with unaffected gestures both precise and passionate. Nothing is unnecessary in his conducting; yet everything is there. Very beautiful work!" Kiesler's conducting students have won top prizes in many of the world's major international competitions such as the Maazel/Vilar, Eduardo Mata, Donatella Flick, and Nicolai Malko Competitions, and hold positions with major orchestras, opera companies, and music schools worldwide. Since the summer of 2006, at the invitation of Music Director Pinchas Zukerman, Kenneth Kiesler has been Director of the Conductors Programme of Canada's National Arts Centre. Kiesler has conducted the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the Chicago Symphony, the orchestras of Utah, Detroit, New Jersey, Florida, Indianapolis, Memphis, San Diego, Albany, Virginia, New Hampshire, Omaha, Fresno, Richmond, Long Beach, Long Island, Portland, Jerusalem, Haifa, Osaka, Puerto Rico, Daejeon and Pusan in Korea, the New Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria, Hang Zhou in China,the Jalisco Philharmonic in Mexico the Symphony Orchestra of the USP in São Paulo, Brazil, and at the festivals of Meadowbrook, Skaneateles, Sewanee, Breckenridge, and Aspen. Of all the reasons why this 'Turk' sounded so good, foremost among them is the firm and stylish conducting of Kenneth Kiesler. His dance performances include Appalachian Spring with the Martha Graham Dance Company and Cinderella with the Indianapolis Ballet. Kiesler is the conductor of many acclaimed recordings on the Naxos and Equilibrium labels with the BBC in London, Third Angle New Music Ensemble, and both the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre. Kiesler is Conductor Laureate of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra where, as Music Director from 1980 to 2000, he founded the Illinois Symphony Chorus and Illinois Chamber Orchestra, led debuts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and won several awards. Kiesler has been a frequent guest conductor of the orchestras at the Manhattan School of Music, and served as Visiting Artist and Advisor from 2006 to 2010. He led the Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia with principal players of the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, and Mahler's Second Symphony with the Manhattan Symphony at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Kiesler drew an assured, colorful performance, winning a prolonged ovation." Kiesler is the founder and director of the Conductors Retreat at Medomak, an intensive summer training program for conductors of at all stages of their careers, the subject of a 2002 article in the Atlantic Monthly: "Conducting: A backwoods Guide. Pianist Lorin Hollander said, "Mr. Kiesler's ability to conjure up the creative energies of the works of music which he explores is nothing short of astonishing and the atmosphere of love and empowerment which envelops the community of musicians and conductors is beyond anything I have ever experienced." Charles Staff of The Indianapolis News said: "Kiesler is a man with a musical mind at work. Kenneth Kiesler is a trained wilderness guide and occasionally leads expeditions in the wilderness areas of Maine.

The American Prize in Orchestral Performance and Recording

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Kenneth Kiesler, conductor
Led by Kenneth Kiesler since 1995, the USO presents a wide repertoire in eight programs and opera annually, and has recordings on Naxos, Equilibrium, and Dorian. *KENNETH KIESLER conductor University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra Ann Arbor, MI Kenneth Kiesler is an inspiring mentor to generations of conductors, through his teaching in Berlin, Moscow, Paris, England's Royal Academy of Music, and his positions as Professor at University of Michigan, and Director of Canada's National Arts Centre Conducting Program and Conductors Retreat at Medomak. He has conducted a dozen acclaimed recordings, many premieres by major composers and leading orchestras including the Chicago, Detroit, Utah, New Jersey, Jerusalem, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and many others.

Kenneth Kiesler | Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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Kenneth Kiesler
Conductor Born of French and Austrian descent in New York City, Maestro Kenneth Kiesler leads a highly successful international career and is one of the most versatile and recognized conductors of his generation. Winner of the 2011 American prize in conducting, Mr. Kiesler was the Silver Medal winner at the 1986 Stokowski Competition, and the 1988 recipient of the Helen M. Thompson Award, presented by the American Symphony Orchestra League to the outstanding American music director under the age of 35. Mr. Kiesler has led conducting masterclasses in New York, Houston, Chicago, Paris, Moscow, Vilnius, Leipzig, Berlin, Mexico City, London and São Paulo, as well as at the Waterville Valley Music Center (New Hampshire) and the Conductors Retreat at Medomak (Maine), now in its 19th year. Mr. Kiesler currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he is Director of Orchestras and leads the renowned orchestral conducting program at the University of Michigan.

1996 All-State Conference | Illinois Music Education Association

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Kenneth Kiesler, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Beethoven for the Indus Valley / The Concert / Honorary Advisory Board

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Kenneth Kiesler
Director of Orchestras University of Michigan

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