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Dr. Kenneth Klaus

Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities

465837_10151382404097774_1555322833_oIn addition to his role as the director of choral activities at Nicholls, where he also teaches voice and choral conducting, Dr. Kenneth S. Klaus serves as the director of music at First United Methodist Church in Houma. He holds three degrees in voice from Louisiana State University where he was a student of Dallas Draper and Earl Redding.

Klaus has appeared as a vocal soloist with the New Orleans Opera, Mississippi Opera, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir of New Orleans, Chorale Acadienne, Jefferson Performing Arts Society and the Louisiana Sinfonietta among others. He has also performed recital programs of contemporary music at college and universities through the South.

Klaus is the author of the book, Chamber Music for Solo Voice and Instruments 1960-1989, published by Fallen Leaf Press of Berkeley, Calif. He also frequently reviews choral music, CDs and books for The Choral Journal. He is co-editor with Donna Sammarco of a collection of choral psalm settings by Dr. Paul Sammarco, published by Len Fischer Music of Canberra, Australia. He serves Louisiana’s American Choral Directors Association as vice president for college, church and community choirs.

Education:
B.M., M.M., Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Courses taught:
MUS 095 — Introductory Performance
MUS 193 — Chorus
MUS 221 — Class Strings
MUS 298 — Chamber Choir Ensemble
MUS 303 — Choral Conducting
MUS 350, 351, 352 — Independent Study
MUS 393 — Chorus
MUS 398 — Chamber Choir Ensemble
MUS 474 — Performance Coaching

Performance courses:
MUS 161, 162, 171, 172, 261, 262, 271, 272, 371, 372, 400, 471, 472

Contact information:
272 Talbot Hall
Phone: 985.448.4606
E-mail: kenneth.klaus@nicholls.edu

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