Music Instructor, High School
Kevin Werner Hohlstein joined the music team at Perpich in 2019. He earned a BA in music with a minor in Theatre Arts from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in 1995 and has since called the Twin Cities home.
In his performing career, Kevin has had the opportunity to be involved in many different styles of musical performing – from opera to musical theater to cabaret to pop to club singing. Prior to moving to the Twin Cities, he had the opportunity to work with Eau Claire Children’s Theater and Fanny Hill Dinner Theater while completing his coursework for his degree. Upon moving to the Cities, he performed with many companies, including Chanhassen Dinner Theater and the Minnesota Opera. Over the past few years, Kevin is most often seen performing cabaret, as both a member of a duo and an active member of the Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network (TCCAN).
On the production side, Kevin has directed for New Breath Productions, Ashland Productions, McNally Smith College of Music, wrote and directed for Minnesota PerformDance and McNally Smith College of Music and has also worked with many companies across the Twin Cities metro and in western Wisconsin as choreographer and music director – including McNally Smith College of Music, Eight Ball Productions, Ashland Productions, and Heritage Theater. He is also proud to be one of the creators of Pop Up Musical, a show that had its start at the Fringe Festival in 2012 and was presented in venues in the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin. He also serves as Minister of Music at Living Table UCC in Minneapolis.
As a part of the Arts High School faculty, Kevin teaches classes in Beginning Music Theory, Ensemble Practices, Vocal Music Interpretation, and Musical Theater. In addition, he teaches voice out of his home studio and is a member of the faculty at Moore Than Dance in Fridley, teaching musical theater. Kevin is also a proud member of the Musical Theater Educators Alliance.