As a full-time college professor from early in my career on, I enjoyed performing as actively as job and family circumstance allowed, primarily in the mid-west, until 1996. From ca. 1990 until 1996 I began to experience symptoms of weakening, leading to a diagnosis of aesthenic vocal folds from early onset presbylarynx (aging) that resulted in vocal fold bowing. This was determined to be constitutional (genetic) in origin. My “swan song” as far as public performance was as the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion at Lawrence University in April of 1996. Since that time I have enjoyed making music as a collaborative pianist with faculty colleagues and with my voice students.
The recordings below are mostly non-professional videos of my singing in the years 1988 to 1992. While the video quality is poor, the audio quality is a fair representation of my singing.
Bach: Cantata 26: the aria “So schnell ein rauschend Wasser schiesst.”
Handel: Messiah: “Comfort Ye….Every Valley.”
Handel: Messiah: Thy Rebuke…Behold and see…He was cut off…but Thou didst not leave
Handel: Messiah: He that dwelleth in heaven…Thou shalt break them
Poulenc: Les gars qui vont à la fete
Wolf: from Italienisches Liederbuch: “Das doch gemahlt”
Wolf: from Italienisches Liederbuch: “Und steht ihr früh”
Wolf: from Italienisches Liederbuch: “Wenn du mich mit den Augen streifst und lachst”
Wolf: from Italienisches Liederbuch: “Benedeit”
Wolf: from Italienisches Liederbuch: “Schon streckt ich aus”
Wolf: from Italienisches Liederbuch: “Gesegnet sei”
Wolf: from Italienisches Liederbuch: “Der Mond”
Wolf: from Italienisches Liederbuch: “Was für ein Lied”
Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch: For the full performance, presented with soprano, Joanne Bozeman, and pianist Linda Sparks in 6 re-ordered sets, see the following links:
Du meines Herzens Krönelein, Ich trage meine Minne, Die Nacht, Ständchen
Suleika und Hatem, Op 8, 12.
Athalia, Op 74: “O wie selig ist das Kind”
Die Hochzeit des Camacho, Op 10: “So kehrest du wieder”
Antonín Dvořák, Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
My Song of Love , Ei! Triangle be chiming , Here in the Wood , Songs My Mother Taught Me , Tune thy strings, O gypsy , Flowing Sleeve and Trouser , The Cliffs of Tatra
Ives: “Songs My Mother Taught Me”
Selections from Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel
The Vagabond, Let Beauty Awake, Roadside Fire, Whither Must I Wander, Bright Is the Ring of Words
Music Theater and Opera
Kern: from Showboat: “Who cares if my boat….We could make believe”
Kern: from Showboat: “You are love”
Donizetti: from L’elisir d’amore: “Una parola, Adina”
Donizetti: from L’elisir d’amore: “Obbligato”
Donizetti: from L’elisir d’amore: “Caro elisir”
Donizetti: from L’elisir d’amore: “Una furtive lagrima”
Bernstein: from West Side Story: “Maria” (audio only)
Bernstein: West Side Story Excerpts:
Somethin’s Comin’; I Feel Pretty; Maria; Tonight
Hymn: “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Interviews and Presentations on Acoustic Pedagogy:
NATS Chat: The Vocal Acoustic Landscape: How to Solve the Challenges Singers Face Across Range, January, 2016.
Presentation at the International Congress of Voice Teachers: “Comparison of Male and Female Register Transitions,” Stockholm, Sweden, August, 2017. (37m30s)
Interview with Singwisevocals host, Karyn Lane O’Connor on vocal acoustics and vowel modification, December 12, 2017, recorded and posted.
Interview on Voice Matters, hosted by Liz Johnson, from December, 2017: includes questions about my personal journey of discovery in voice acoustics, to questions about my personal vocal health history, to where I think voice pedagogy is going.
Keynote Address for the Vennard Symposium, “Understanding the Acoustic Landscape Singers Inhabit”, May 18, 2018, USC. (22m)
Interview with Djarts Voice Studio Livecast: Vocal Essentials, on Acoustic Registration, Brisbane, Australia, July 30, 2018. (82m)
Wisconsin Ideas in Education Series, Day-long Residency and Lecture in Voice Acoustics: “Optimizing the Acoustic Landscape Speakers and Singers Inhabit,” University of Wisconsin, Madison, February 20, 2019.
MC VocalFri Podcast Interview of Ken and Joanne Bozeman with Nick Perna, Mississippi College, March 18, 2019.
Vocalscope Podcast with Juliette Caton, broadcast from an interview taken September 8, 2019, in Bergholt, England. (38m)
Interview on voice acoustics with UK voice scientist, David Howard, in July, 2020, in anticipation of the British Voice Association Conference (see below). (57m30s)
Pili Noseda Vocal Coach Podcast Interview, December, 2020. (37m20s)
Acústica do Canto, Brazil, August, 2021, hosted by Joana Mariz. (51m30s)
VocalFri Interview, About the second edition of Kinesthetic Voice Pedagogy (KVP2), September 3, 2021. (58m))
Keynote Address for the British Voice Association 2021 conference: Choice for Voice: “Motivating Acoustic Efficiency: the Necessary Migrations of Sound and Sensation Across Range”, September 4, 2021. (98m)
The Voice Teacher Podcast: “Whoop it up: Vocal Acoustics with Ken Bozeman (part 1)”(33m)
The Voice Teacher Podcast: “Whoop it up: Vocal Acoustics with Ken Bozeman (part 2)” (34 m)
The Vocal Advancement Podcast: “Getting to Know Ken Bozeman.”(45m)
Honors Convocation Address:
“Voice, the Muscle of the Soul: Finding Yourself through Finding Your Voice. Lawrence University, Honors Day Convocation, May 22, 2018 (45m)
Other bios and interviews