Dr. Kimberly Broadwater, Acting Chair/Voice

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Acting Chair
Vocal Pedagogy

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     Dr. Kimberly Broadwater serves as Professor of Music at Mississippi Valley State University and as the Acting Chair of the Department of Fine Arts.  Dr. Broadwater is an active performer and presents workshops and masterclasses.  Dr. Broadwater is a columnist in the Journal of Singing, a peer-reviewed journal published by the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  Her column, Provenance, examines the history of Voice Pedagogy.

     As a researcher, Dr. Broadwater maintains an active pursuit of both new data and historical information. A representation of Dr. Broadwater’s research accomplishments includes the following presentations: The Effects of Singing on Blood Pressure in Classically Trained Singers at the 26th Annual Care of the Professional Voice Symposium, Video conferencing in the voice studio: Is the technology there? at the Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation And UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts Voice Conference, and Environmental versus Biological Effects of the Human Voice at the Care of the Professional Voice 36th Annual Symposium.

     Hailed as a singing actress, Dr. Broadwater has performed in operas, oratorios, symphonic literature, and in recital.  Dr. Broadwater has performed the roles of the Third Lady, The Magic Flute (Mozart), Dame Quickly, Falstaff (Verdi), Augusta, The Ballad of Baby Doe (Moore), Hata, The Bartered Bride (Smetena), Gil, The Shepard’s Story, (Caudill, World Premiere), Susanna, The Secret of Susanna (Wolf-Ferrari), Miss Todd, Old Maid and The Thief (Menotti), Terentia, Captain Lovelock (Duke), and First Knitter, A Game of Chance (Barab).  Additionally, Dr. Broadwater has performed in Gloria, (Vivaldi), Messiah, (Handel), Marcha de Galvez (Constantinides), Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn), Three Japanese Dances (Rogers), Missa Breve in F (Mozart), and Requiem (Mozart).

     Dr. Broadwater maintains memberships with the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Mu Phi Epsilon-Professional Music Fraternity, and Pi Kappa Lambda-Professional Music Honor Society. 

     A native of Cleveland, Mississippi, Dr. Broadwater received the Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Delta State University, the Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Louisiana State University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Voice Science at Louisiana State University.


Articles by Dr. Kimberly Broadwater:

Charlatans and Quacks: Motivation for NATS's Creation

Comparative Voice Pedagogy

To Science or Not to Science

Venture Back to Move Forward