BM, University of Kentucky, Music Performance
Youth Performing Art School, Vocal Performace
Governor's School for the Arts, Vocal Performance
2017 - Commonwealth Ambassitor Award
Mr. Kay’mon M. - lyric tenor from Louisville, KY known to bring warmth and brilliance to the opera stage, has song throughout the country. A senior at the University of Kentucky, Mr. Kay'mon is perusing a bachelor’s in music performance. He has sung with The Bluegrass Opera, The Bellarmine Chorus, The Louisville Chorus, The Lexington Singers, The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, The University of Kentucky Men’s Choir, and many others. He is currently working as the Marketing Director for the Gospel Music Workshop of America Inc., Lexington Metro Chapter and has previously worked for the Student National Association of Teacher of Singing – University of Kentucky as their Marketing Director, and The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center as their Community Outreach Coordinator Intern where he was a key member in the administration of the Lyric Theatre Youth Summer Program. He is also the Founder and former Co-Director of the University of Kentucky Spiritual Ensemble, and former Assistant Director for the West Louisville Boys Choir as well as the former Director for the West Louisville Treble Choir at the West Louisville Performing Arts Academy. While working with the “WLPAA”, he was the visionary and Chief Coordinator for the National Boys’ Choir Convention – Louisville, Ky. Kay'mon has also received recognition as a Kentucky Commonwealth Ambassador for his works in the community issued by the Kentucky Secretary of State.
My teaching experience dates back even before my college days, as I began teaching at the West Lousiville Performance Academy over ten years ago, and have been teaching student since that time either in a choir or private lessons. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. I've also found that a combination of classical and modern music can go a long way in helping students fully develop as a musician and motivate them to practice and continue to learn. I'm always looking to bring on new students of all ages!
For beginning students who are children, I typically start with breathing and vocal exercise. Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of the fundamentals and are introduced to the Belcanto technique, I will begin to introduce solo repertoire appropriate, for their first recital performance or audition. For adults, I try to find out what the student is interested in, and guild my instruction accordingly to keep the lessons engaging, fun, productive and fruitful, no matter their ability level.
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music. Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging accomplishments fuel students desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. By trying to find out what inspires the student, I can successfully tailor my instruction to their wants and needs. But I also think that no matter the genre of music, there are certain singing fundamentals that can be used in any situation.
Kay'mon is amazing. He really understands the voice and know how to bring out the best in you.