Pianist and collaborative artist Steven Elkins Kennedy graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1987 with a master’s degree in piano performance. After that, he began his professional journey as a pianist collaborator/ vocal coach with aspiring vocalists from all over the US and beyond.
He served on the faculties of University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University, and Texas Woman's University as coach accompanist, as well as music director for many acclaimed Music Theater and Opera Productions around the country. He has also served as rehearsal accompanist/ associate conductor for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma City for several seasons.
Mr. Kennedy brings to Lunch and Listen some of his current OU vocal students who are preparing graduate recitals and for whom he shares his love of music and vast knowledge for the classical repertoire. Featured singers from the University of Oklahoma Vocal Department include: Brianna Clancy, Mel Delgado, Maura Grace and Alex Bolerjack.