Maggie Kinney

Maggie Kinney

Location:

Coral Gables ,Coconut Grove, Doral, Pinecrest, Kendall, West Kendall, North Miami, South Miami, West Miami, Hialeah and Glenvar Heights.

Instrument:

Voice, Piano

Background:

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Maggie has been performing  Voice and Piano for over 10 years. Maggie has studied both Classical and Jazz Voice, as well as Classical Piano before coming to the University of Miami. Since she came to Miami, Maggie has been studying with Alex Bradenburg, Bailey Hinkley-Grogan, Alison Wedding and Dr. Kate Reid. Maggie’s wide variety of performing experience helps her apply the skills that are taught in lessons and classes to the music industry/business outside of the classroom.

Started Music Career:

Maggie’s formal musical journey began early through piano lessons and middle school choir when she was 11. Through choir, she was exposed to various styles of music and performed in vocal competitions through the Illinois Grade School Music Association. In late Middle School, she had a brief exposure to jazz through singing the music of Rodgers and Hart; and she immediately felt connected to the music in a way she never experienced before; she knew she needed to dive into this music further.

Education:

Maggie is currently in her sophomore year studying for a Studio Music and Jazz Voice Degree at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.

Areas of Focus:

Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Classical, Storytelling, Performance Skills, Music Theory, Aural Skills, Practicing Skills, 

Favorite Aspect of teaching:

Maggie loves to inspire and be inspired by her students. She hopes to help them develop passion, creativity and love for music through the story they convey musically.

Performance:

As a soloist, Maggie has performed in many venues such as The Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey California as the Vocalist for the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Peoria Civic Center(IL), Le Piano (Chicago) and locally around the Chicagoland area. As an ensemble singer, Maggie has been a part of the Illinois Music Educators Association District 9 Senior Choir and Vocal Jazz 1, Illinois Honors All State Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Honors Performance Series Women’s Choir(NYC), and the Jazz Vocal Ensembles at the Frost School of Music.

Awards:

Most recently, Maggie has been a 2021 Downbeat Student Music Award Outstanding Performance Winner in the Vocal Jazz Soloist Category in the Undergraduate College Division, as well being named a 2021 National Young Arts Foundation Honorable Mention Winner in Jazz Voice.