Kishimoto Appointed Director of Choral Activities
February 2, 2012
Masashi Kishimoto, Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting, NDSU School of Music 2012, was recently appointed Director of Choral Activities at Rangsit University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Kishimoto, a native of Akashi, Japan, received his Master of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from the Osaka College of Music in Osaka, Japan; a vocal performance diploma from the Tirol State Conservatory in Innsbruck, Austria; and the Master of Arts in Choral Conducting from Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA. While a doctoral student at NDSU, he conducted the Statesmen of NDSU, University Chorus, and coached vocal students.
An active soloist, Kishimoto has performed throughout the world, including the Japanese National Anthem for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia and numerous appearances as tenor soloist in concerts in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, the United States, and Japan. He has performed with numerous ensembles in competitions, placing first at the International Chamber Choir Competition in Belgium (2002), International Competition in the Czech Republic (2006), and the World Choir Games in Graz, Austria (2008). In 2010, Kishimoto was selected as one of sixteen singers to perform at the Minnesota Beethoven Music Festival under the direction of Dale Warland.