Jonathan Walker-VanKuren
Assistant Professor, Artist Teacher of Studio Voice and Music Theatre, Voice

Jonathan Walker-Vankuren

Academic Areas of Expertise

  • Private Voice (Classical, Musical Theatre, Art Song)
  • Stage Performance through song
  • African American Spirituals and Inclusivity in Classical Repertoire
  • Vocal Technique and Drama on the Stage

Courses Taught at LVC

  • MUI 121/221 & MME 830 Private Voice
  • MSC 205 Song Interpretation: Analyzing Dramatic Context
  • MSC 243 Musical Theatre History
  • MSC 305 Musical Theatre Repertoire


Professional Performance Experience

“Songs my mother taught me…” A professional recital of African American Spirituals as a celebration of Black History Month

Multiple main stage contracts in Opera and Musical Theatre

Festival Artist with Savannah Opera

Festival Artist with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre

Apprentice Artist with Opera Southwest 

Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artist with Fort Worth Opera

Chrisman Studio Artist with Opera Santa Barbara


Contact Information


Blair Music Center