Kevin L. Mack, D.M.A.
Dr. Kevin Mack has served the musical community for over thirty years as a conductor, singer, and musician. Kevin earned degrees in Conducting, Vocal Performance and English-Philosophy from University of the Pacific, Yale University, the Juilliard School, and the Hartt School. He also completed a certification program in music at Wesleyan University in order to hone his teaching skills. He has been a pupil of Robert Shaw, Roger Wagner, Arthur Weisberg, Allen Forte, Claude Palisca, and David Diamond.
In addition to the Concert Choir of Northeastern Connecticut, , Kevin presently conducts the Connecticut Restoration Orchestra and the Manchester Symphony Orchestra Chorale. He is also Music Director of the Pratt & Whitney United Chorus and the Connecticut Z’mirah Chorale. Kevin has a repertoire of both well-known and obscure choral and orchestral works and has conducted compositions for contemporary composers, including Martin Bresnick, Thea Musgrave, David Diamond, Jacob Druckman, Fenno Heath, Vincent Persichetti, Otto Luening, Daniel Pinkham, and Jeff Talman.
Kevin has served as Music Director at churches and synagogues throughout the state of Connecticut as well as at the Torrington Civic Symphony and Hartford Philharmonia Society. He is presently Minister of Music at the Congregational Church of South Glastonbury and also serves the New Haven Jewish community as the choral director at Congregation Mishkan Israel and music director at Temple Beth El-Keser Israel.
He has conducted concerts with the Connecticut Chamber Orchestra, Gregg Smith Singers, the Rottenberg (Hebrew Arts School) Chorale, the Westport Madrigal Singers, and the Hartt Masterworks Chorale. He has toured Israel as conductor and singer with the Connecticut Hebrew Chorale.
His teaching and administrative positions in Connecticut include a stint as Music Department chairman and Director of Choral Activities at University of Bridgeport, Director of Choral Activities at Southern Connecticut State University and Director of Fairfield County’s Regional Center for the Arts. He has also taught chorus and assorted music classes at six area colleges and at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven.
Kevin serves as board member and past-President of the Association of Connecticut Choruses. He has also served as Community Chorus chairperson of the American Choral Directors Association and sub-Dean of the American Guild of Organists, New Haven Chapter. Kevin is listed in International Who’s Who in Music.