Dillon Beede, Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Choral Music, teaches studio voice, lyric diction, ear training, directs choral ensembles and is Music Director for musical productions. He joined Hastings College in 2015.
Beede earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Hastings College in 2011 and continued his education at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. While at Westminster, Beede performed with the Westminster Symphonic Chorus under the batons of Yannick Nezet-Seguin (Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra), Sir Simon Rattle (Berlin Philharmonic), Jacques Lacombe (NJ Symphony Orchestra), James Jordan (Westminster Choir College), Amanda Quist (Westminster Choir College) and Joe Miller (Westminster Choir College).
His graduate voice research studied the effects of musical exercises in combination with Stemple’s vocal function exercises for male to female transgender voice modification. He completed his graduate recital studying with Dr. Christopher Arneson performing works by Ravel, Rorem, Mozart, Dørumsgaard and Rossini. Upon completion of his Master of Music in Voice Performance and Vocal Pedagogy, he held a private voice studio in the Princeton community teaching students of all skill levels as well as specializing in transgender voice modification.
In 2015, he returned to Hastings College to teach music, recruit for the fine and performing arts and maintain a private voice studio in Hastings, Nebraska. He also serves as Director of Voice and Program Coordinator for Open Space for the Performing Arts.
His professional memberships include the National Association of Teachers of Singing, National Association for Music Education, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Psi Omega and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.