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Kanisha Kellum

Kanisha Kellum

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Performer, music director, accompanist, and teaching artist, originally from St. Louis, MO, currently located in Boston, MA. Currently attending Boston Conservatory at Berklee (BoCo) for MFA in Musical Theatre Vocal Pedagogy (expected Spring 2025). Went to Southeast Missouri State University and obtained a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance in December 2020.

    Currently the Tour Choir Tutor with Boston City Singers; studio accompanist for BFA Musical Theatre students at BoCo.

    Upcoming: Studio Recital, MFA Showcase: Ahrens and Flaherty Review

    Past projects (MD): Godspell (2012), Footloose: Youth Edition, Big the Musical TYA; Annie Jr.; Peter Pan Jr.; The Lightning Thief; The Wiz, Jr.; Willy Wonka, Jr.; Newsies, Jr.; Beauty and the Beast, Jr.; 9 to 5 (AMD); Shrek the Musical (AMD); Jesus Christ Superstar (AMD/Keys 3)

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • Master’s Degree

    Regions

    • Boston/New England
    • Chicago/Midwest

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
    • Audition Pianist
    • Classroom Music Teacher
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)

    Primary Instruments

    • Piano
    • Synthesizer
    • Voice

    Additional Instruments

    • Marimba
    • Percussion
    • Percussion (African)
    • Saxophone
    • Saxophone (Baritone)
    • Vibraphone
    • Xylophone

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • MainStage
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Theatrical Director
    • Singer/Performer
    • Arts Administration

    Affiliations

    • MUSE

    Current Student?

    • Graduate School

    Person of Color?

    • Yes