Michael Koon, DMA

School of Fine and Performing Arts
Creative Arts Center 083B, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Dr Michael Koon holds degrees in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Wisconsin, Dean Witter School of Music.  He has taught voice and related topics at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, in the Univeristy system of Wisconsin both at Madison and Platteville, Olympic College, Bremerton, WA, Dundalk Community College in Baltimore, and Auburn University where he directed the opera workshop and instituted it's first lyric diction curriculum. Among his forty operatic roles are included John Falstaff, Dr. Malatesta, Guglielmo and Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte, Peter in Handel and Gretel and the Vicar in Albert Herring.  He has worked with conductors such as Sir David Willcocks and Jonathan Willcocks, Claudio Scimone, Dean Williamson, Anton Guadagno and Friedrick Prausnitz. At Peabody he studied French diction with Maitre Thomas Grubb, author of Singing in French. At the Crane School he revised the French diction curriculum and served as the French diction professor for three years. He joined the Faculty at Wright State University in 2019.

Education History

Doctor of Musical Arts (vocal performance): University of WI-Madison, Dean Witter School of Music, with a minor in operatic stage direction

Master of Music (vocal performance): Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Music (vocal performance): Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University


Instructor of Voice:Wright State University 2019- present

Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera: Auburn University 2008-12

Assistant Professor of Voice: Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam 2004-08

Adjunct faculty/TA/PA: UW-Platteville, University of Wisconsin system 2001-03

Instructor of Voice: Olympic College, Bremerton, WA  1999- 2000

Instructor of Voice: Pierce College, Tacoma, WA 1997-99

Instructor of Voice: Musical Arts Center of Cincinnati 1994-95

Instructor of Voice: Dundalk Community College, Baltimore MD 1990-91

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