Assistant Professor of Voice
Margaret Kuhl, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Canada, and has sung with virtually all of that country's major orchestras from Vancouver to Toronto. She has been acclaimed by critics in the U.S. and Canada as "an accomplished oratorio specialist", with "a wonderfully soft, natural tonal quality which she uses with great musical intelligence and feeling" , and a voice that "is absolutely perfectly centered over her entire range."
Ms. Kuhl received a Macmillan Fellowship to complete a D.M.A. at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She also earned her Bachelor of Music in Performance at Wilfrid Laurier University. In addition to her degrees she studied voice in Switzerland and at the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria where she won the Alban Berg Foundation Scholarship for her singing of German lieder. For two summers she was awarded a fellowship to study and perform at the Bach Aria Festival in Stony Brook, New York.
With the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra she has performed Bach's St. Matthew Passion and Mass in B Minor, Handel's Messiah, Honegger's King David, Mozart's Coronation Mass, and Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
She has also sung under the baton of Maestro Valdes in Asturias, Spain. Other engagements include concerts with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Syracuse Symphony, the Birmingham Alabama Symphony, the West Virginia Symphony, and many of the artistic groups in the Western New York area.
She joined the voice faculty of SUNY Fredonia in 1984 as an Assistant Professor and taught there until 2005. She has also taught at the University at Buffalo, and the University at Connecticut. She joined the voice faculty at Houghton College in the fall of 2008.