Kevin Meidl

2022 Athens Choir Festival with Dr. Kevin Meidl

Kevin Meidl is an internationally recognized choral conductor and educator. He has presented masterclasses in American music styles and conducting techniques for both amateur and professional musicians in Asia, South America and Europe. He has conducted festivals, concerts, and workshops in over thirty countries around the world. He is artistic director of the Appleton Boychoir and principal conductor of the Badger State Girl Choir. He co-founded Wisconsin’s Renaissance School for the Arts where he often teaches a variety of courses in choral music, musicology, and music theory.

Meidl is Past President of the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association and the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association. He has served in state, regional, and national leadership positions within ACDA and other professional music associations since 1985. He is past conductor of the Fox Valley Symphony Chorus, and chair of the department of performing arts at Appleton West High School.

Choirs under his direction have performed for state, division, and national conferences of the American Guild of Organists, the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the Music Educators National Conference, the American Choral Directors Association, the Intercollegiate Men’s Chorus Association, and the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association. They have performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Fox Valley Symphony, the Green Bay Symphony, the Pamiro Opera Company, and for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and for Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI in Rome. His choirs have performed in some of the world’s finest and most interesting halls including the Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Rudolfinum (Prague), Uncle Tom’s Hall (SOWETO), Teatro Municipal (Cusco), Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis), Sheldon Theatre (St. Louis), Carnegie Hall (New York), among others.

Dr. Meidl has studied conducting with William Hienz, Jr., Constantina Tsolainou, Kate Tamarkin, Robert Harris and John Paynter. He holds degrees from Lawrence University, Northwestern University, and Boston University.