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David Kress, M.M.

Adjunct Professor, Vocal Studies
Phone: (626) 428-2922
Kress’ professional singing began with the Roger Wagner Chorale. He was a chorister and soloist through three national tours and two Far East tours. He has been a fellow at the Aspen Summer Festival, a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera auditions, and a winner of the Southern California NATS Artist of the Future auditions.

He currently serves on the voice faculty at APU and enjoys seeing students grow into better singing musicians. His work is with both music majors and nonmusic majors. He believes singing is important in the cultural life of the Church as a whole, and in our country. He wants to see his students become mature, intelligent performers, and does his utmost to be clear about what is required of them in the professional world and what they can expect once they are engaged in it.

Kress continues to sing in churches around Southern California, at Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles as a staff singer, and in productions with the Los Angeles Opera. He is married and has two children.


  • Master of Music: Vocal Performance, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance, California State University, Los Angeles


College of Music and the Arts

School of Music (College of Music and the Arts)

  • Undergraduate Programs


  • Foreign Language Dictation
    Italian, French, German, Hebrew
  • Singing

Courses Taught

  • MUS 111 – Applied Voice
  • MUS 112 – Applied Voice
  • MUS 118 – Semi-Private Voice
  • MUS 119 – Semi-Private Voice
  • MUS 211 – Applied Voice
  • MUS 212 – Applied Voice
  • MUS 218 – Semi-Private Voice
  • MUS 219 – Semi-Private Voice
  • MUS 311 – Applied Voice
  • MUS 312 – Applied Voice
  • MUS 318 – Semi-Private Voice
  • MUS 319 – Semi-Private Voice
  • MUS 411 – Applied Voice
  • MUS 412 – Applied Voice
  • MUS 418 – Semi-Private Voice
  • MUS 419 – Semi-Private Voice