Tenure at King's: 2015 to Present
Bachelor of Music
John Hopkins University
Kelley Hijleh holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Voice Performance. Ms. Hijleh has appeared as a soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Ashland Symphony, the MasterWorks Festival, the Janus Orchestra, Baltimore’s Pro Musica Rara, the Baltimore Bach Ensemble, the Peabody Symphony, and in major roles with the Peabody Opera Theater and the Houghton College Lyric Theater. In 2014, she was the soprano soloist for the premiere of Cantate Dominio by composer David Davies at Carnegie Hall and was also a featured soloist at the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers National Conference at Biola University. She was a member and featured soloist of Vox Lumine from 2011-2015. Ms. Hijleh is a member of NATS and has served as an adjudicator at the district and regional levels.
A member of the Houghton College faculty from 1993-2015 Ms. Hijleh taught studio voice, lyric diction , vocal pedagogy and vocal literature. Ms. Hijleh has also served on the voice faculties of the State University of New York at Fredonia and Washington Bible College. Always interested in improving her teaching, in 2000 she applied for and was selected to participate in the innovative NATS Intern Program. Ms. Hijleh has studied vocal acoustics under Dr. Donald Miller, one of the creators of the voice analysis software, Voce Vista, since 2005. She was a presenter in a Voce Vista workshop held at SUNY-Fredonia in 2011. In 2015, Ms. Hijleh was invited to be a present on the acoustics of the classical treble voice at the Singing Voice Science Workshop at Montclair State University in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and was a facilitator for a hands-on Voce Vista session as part of the 2016 NATS Eastern Region Conference & Student Auditions. In addition, Ms. Hijleh has recently served as a diction consultant and pedagogy clinician for the New Jersey Choral Society.
In 2014, Ms. Hijleh’s husband Mark Hijleh was appointed the Vice President for Academic Affairs at The King’s College. In 2015, Ms. Hijleh joined the faculty of The King’s College teaching voice and is teaching voice, diction and pedagogy at Montclair State University as well.