Kevin Dorsey, B.A. / Voice, Artist Development
After receiving his B.A. in Music from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Kevin Dorsey was invited to L.A. by legendary Grammy-winning producer Quincy Jones to lend his voice to the soundtrack of Steven Spielberg’s classic motion picture The Color Purple. Kevin’s work on that monumental film jumpstarted his career as a major session vocalist and commercial voice-over artist. His classic voice-over, “Oh, yeah!” from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off has made him one of the most recognizable voices in American pop culture. As a performer and music director, Kevin has worked with a veritable “who’s who” list of American popular music; his credits include extensive touring and recording with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Phil Collins, Motley Crue, Lyle Lovett and Clint Black. Kevin has served as a vocal judge for The Voice; he was also the vocal director for Michael Jackson’s concert tours for the last 25 years of Michael’s life, including the “Dangerous” and “History” world tours. He was schedule to rejoin Michael on the “This Is It” Tour in July 2009, before the King of Pop’s untimely passing.
“My teaching style shifts with each individual student. My years in this industry have shown me that everyone learns in a different way, and everyone has something unique to offer. Due to this variability in technique and style, I try to show my students how to properly use their natural gifts, and help them work through their obstacles to master their talent.
The constant, essential element of my teaching philosophy is encouragement. The industry my students are striving to enter can be harsh and competitive at times. I am here to instill a sense of self-confidence that is rock solid, so no one can tear them down once they leave college for the music business.”
B.A. in Music, Morehouse College
Watch Kevin in concert with Michael Jackson below: