Killian Grider graduated with his Masters in Music Theory from New England Conservatory of Music in December 2022 and has been singing throughout the greater Boston area ever since! Currently, he sings bass with Cappella Clausura as well as Labyrinth Choir, Commonwealth Chorale, the NEC Chamber Singers, and the Church of Our Savior. His academic interests center around music academia's intersection with feminist and queer theory, highlighted by his recent lecture recital "Queering the Dominant: Disco and the V Chord's Second Wave" on YouTube and "Sex, Money, Power: The Intersection of Gender- and Class-Based Oppression in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" in the July 2023 DSCH Journal.
Prior to moving to Boston, Killian taught English phonetics for two years teaching at the National Polytechnic School in Quito, Ecuador, and he actively maintains a passion for learning languages. During his undergraduate degree, he studied Chemistry and Music (separately!) and professionally sang in the Vineyard Sound from 2016 to 2017. Outside of performances, he house manages at Berklee College of Music while maintaining a private voice and music theory studio. He hopes to eventually earn his PhD in Music Theory and become a professor in the field.