Accompanist Kevin Nitsch
“The choir feels like its own community to me… an extended family. I so enjoy being a part of the energy they create when they sing and perform together.”
Pianist Kevin Nitsch, performer, collaborator, teacher, and composer in the Rochester area, is a member of the piano and music theory faculty at Nazareth College of Rochester and Music Director at the Baptist Temple in Brighton. In collaboration with Rochester artist, Kathleen Nicastro, Kevin is the pianist for Labyrinth of Sound and Light, a series of concerts that offers the audience a creative way to interact with art and music, and for the chamber choir Madrigalia. Kevin has been composer-in-residence at Webster Thomas High School, sponsored by The Commission Project to compose music for the performing ensembles and to afford the students the opportunity to observe and participate in the composing process. Now in his fifth year as pianist for the Rochester Oratorio Society, he has served as Music Director for several Rochester Lyric Opera productions and as Accompanist for the Oratorio Society’s 2014 and 2015 Classical Idol vocal competitions. Kevin holds a BM in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and a MM and a DMA in Performance and Literature in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music. Kevin recently completed Yoga Teacher Training at Open Sky Yoga in Rochester and teaches yoga at Nazareth College and the Baptist Temple. Pianobenchasana is his favorite pose.