Associate Professor of Voice, and Voice Area Coordinator

Dr. Adam Kirkpatrick, lyric tenor, joined the faculty at the Kennesaw State University School of Music in 2008.  Dr. Kirkpatrick received his BM and MM in voice performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and earned his DM in voice performance from Florida State University. Dr. Kirkpatrick has sung operatic roles and concerts professionally in many theaters throughout the United States, singing with the Cincinnati Opera, Atlanta Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Tri-Cities Opera (NY), Dayton Opera, Florida State Opera, Knoxville Symphony, Newton Symphony (MA), Georgia Symphony, Northwest Florida Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony (FL), McDonough Symphony (GA) and more.

Dr. Kirkpatrick was recently seen as: Conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Northwest Florida Symphony; tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Georgia Symphony; Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte with both the Atlanta Ballet and the Atlanta Opera; Don Basilio and Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro and Prince Ramiro in La Cenerentola with the Atlanta Opera; tenor soloist in Bach’s B Minor Mass with the New Trinity Baroque Orchestra; and the Tenor Soloist in Carmina Burana with the Knoxville Symphony.  For a detailed listing of roles and solos he has performed, or to view videos and listen to recordings, please visit

Dr. Kirkpatrick was a national finalist in the 2010 NATSAA competition, and he represented the USA in the Seoul International Voice Competition (South Korea, 2007). He also competed and won prizes in the Opera Birmingham Voice Competition (2007 and 2008) and the South-East and Mid-South regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2006 and 2007). Dr. Kirkpatrick was also honored as a recipient of the NATS Young Leaders Award in 2006.

In addition to teaching voice and performing regularly, Dr. Kirkpatrick has published several articles related to vocal pedagogy in the Journal of Singing:  “Teaching The Lower Laryngeal Position With EMG Biofeedback,” “Chiaroscuro And The Quest For Optimal Resonance,” "How to Sing Coloratura," "Correcting Problematic Vibratos: Using Sustained Dynamic Exercises to Discover and Foster Healthy Vibrato." Dr. Kirkpatrick is also a patented inventor and the architect of a new voice training software suite based on his pioneering research using EMG biofeedback.

Contact Adam Kirkpatrick:
Phone: 770-423-6398
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