Kahl, Michael

Michael Kahl
Assistant Professor of Music
Academic Affairs

Classes Taught
MUSC 1102: University Choir
MUSC 1104: Applied Voice
MUSC 1201: Voice Class for beginners
MUSC 2102: Concert Choir
MUSC 3104: Advanced Applied Voice
MUSC 3305: Beginning Conducting
MUSC 3306: Vocal Pedagogy
MUSC 4370: Music Composition
MUSC 3301: History of Western Music to 1750
MUSC 3302: History of Western Music 1750 – Present


  • Masters Degree in Choral Conducting, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2009
  • Master of Music in Vocal Performance, Southern Methodist University, 1993
  • Bachelor of Music, The University of Texas at El Paso, 1991

Michael Kahl, the son of a retired minister and teacher, was born in Dallas while his father attended seminary at Southern Methodist University. He was raised in El Paso and earned his undergraduate degree from University of Texas at El Paso in Music Education in 1991. He then earned his Master’s degree in vocal performance from SMU in 1993.  From 1993 to 1997, Michael gained extensive performing experience by singing with opera companies in Arizona, Chautauqua, NY, Connecticut, El Paso, Portland, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio. He also sang in several professional choirs such as El Paso Pro-Musica and the Phoenix Bach Choir.  Mr. Kahl started his teaching career at Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ in 1995.

In 1998, Michael became the Music Director at Travis Park United Methodist in San Antonio. In 2003, after two years of teaching at Palo Alto Community College in San Antonio, he began teaching at Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX where he currently directs multiple choirs and ensembles and teaches voice related courses and Music History and Music Composition.. In 2005, Michael became the Associate Music Director at First United Methodist Church in Kerrville. In 2009, he earned his second Master’s Degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio with an emphasis in Choral Conducting. Also, in 2009 he became the Choir Director at First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville where he currently directs the Adult Chancel Choir.

When Michael isn’t teaching voice lessons, classes or directing choirs, he likes to spend his time running with his dog Matilda and traveling to San Antonio and Austin to explore and visit friends and family.