Conservatory Leadership

Kirk Averitt

Kirk Averitt

Coordinator, Popular Music Conservatory

kirk.averitt@sgv.csarts.net

Mr. Kirk Averitt is a conductor, vocalist, and music educator who seeks to inspire the next generation of music makers. Before moving to Southern California, Mr. Averitt served as Director of Choral Music at Beaver Country Day School and Music Director at The Congregational Church of Weston in Boston, MA. An active singer in the Los Angeles area, Mr. Averitt performs with C3LA, Choral Arts Initiative, Quartz Ensemble, The Resonance Collective, and Voices of Christmas.

Vocal music has afforded Mr. Averitt the opportunity to travel around the world and establish relationships with international musicians. In 2019, his choirs were invited to spend a week in residency at Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba. He has performed professionally as a singer and conductor across the United States and Europe. Inspired by his passion for learning new languages and music styles, Mr. Averitt formed Viatores Mundi, an international vocal ensemble composed of professional singers from nine different countries. He received a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a bachelor's degree in Vocal Music Education from Lipscomb University.

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