School of Music

Kevin Nitsch

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Kevin R. Nitsch

Kevin R. Nitsch

Staff Collaborative Pianist in Music
Arts Center 85


Kevin Nitsch is a performer, collaborator, teacher, and composer in the Rochester area. Kevin is a member of the piano and music theory faculty at Nazareth College and is the Music Director at the Baptist Temple in Brighton. In collaboration with Rochester artist, Kathleen Nicastro, Kevin is the pianist for Labyrinth of Sound and Light, a series of concerts that offers the audience a creative way to interact with art and music. Kevin has been composer-in-residence at Webster Thomas High School, sponsored by The Commission Project to compose music for the performing ensembles and to afford the students the opportunity to observe and participate in the composing process. Kevin is the pianist for the Rochester Oratorio Society and frequently collaborates with the Rochester Lyric Opera. Kevin holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and a M.M. and a D.M.A. in Performance and Literature in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music. Kevin recently completed Yoga Teacher Training at Open Sky Yoga in Rochester and teaches yoga at Nazareth College and the Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality. Pianobenchasana is his favorite pose.

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Applied Piano
  • Music Theory
  • Aural Skills
  • Collaborative Pianist 


  • Eastman School of Music, MM and DMA
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, BM