Faculty

Brian Kremer is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Music Theatre Styles at Elon University (Elon, NC). Previously, Brian worked as the Coordinator of Voice for the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) and was the Assistant Director of the American Musical Theater Ensemble at Manhattan School of Music (New York, NY). Internationally, Brian has guest taught at Folkwang Universita¨t der Ku¨nste (Essen, Germany) and presented at the Musical Theater Educators Alliance Conference (Oslo, Norway) on the training of transgender singers. He also maintains Kremer Voice Design, a private voice studio providing individualized, one-on-one vocal instruction. www.kremervoicedesign.com

Beyond the classroom, Brian is researching for and writing The Singing T eacher’s Guide to
T ransgender Voices. Its purpose, is to aid in the development of a successful vocal pedagogy for the training of transgender singers and to help the academic community better understand the specific needs of transgender students as it pertains to vocal training.

As a stage performer, Brian has been seen at various performance venues with companies such as North Shore Music Theatre (Beverly, MA), West Virginia Public Theatre (Morgantown, WV), Prince Theater (Philadelphia, PA), Downtown Cabaret Theatre (Bridgeport, CT), Cortland Repertory Theatre (Cortland, NY) and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA). Some of the shows include South Pacific, La Cage aux Fo es, A Grand Night for Singing, Fo ies, Nunsense:The Jamboree, The Boy iend, Into theWoods, Fiddler on the Roof, and Kiss M e Kate. He appeared in the world premier performances of The Rhythm of Life: A Cy Coleman Celebration, and Postpartum, a one act play performed at the Gotham Theatre in Manhattan. As a crossover artist, Brian’s operatic credits include The Cunning LittleVixen, The Magic Flute, Candide, Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Dido andAeneas.With a passion for studio recording, Brian can be heard as a featured soloist on the Electric Cattle Production’s 2002 release entitled Latin Jam 7, as well as John in the original cast recording of The N ew Picasso. Brian has had the privilege to work with such Broadway legends as Stephen Schwartz and Paul Gemignani.

Brian’s current and former students can be seen performing on Broadway, off-Broadway, on tours and and at various concert and commercial venues. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Musical Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA) and The Voice Foundation. He received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) and his MM from Manhattan School of Music (New York, NY).