Before arriving at CCM, Kenneth Griffiths taught at Indiana University and the University of Tennessee and has held numerous master classes throughout the U.S. and Australia. He has accompanied professional recitals in Australia, Japan, England, Germany, Russia and the U.S. for such artists as Kathleen Battle, Susan Dunn, John Garrison, Ben Matthews, Susanne Mentzer, Jessye Norman, Stanford Olsen, Stuart Skelton, Benita Valente, Sarah Walker, and Delores Ziegler. He has appeared as concert narrator in Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon with the Arditti, LaSalle and Vermeer Quartets and is also featured on the Deutsche Grammophone recording of the same work with the LaSalle Quartet.
He studied piano in Australia and Europe and Lieder interpreation with Gerhard Hüsch in Munich and at Indiana University.
From 1992 until 2015 he was a faculty member of the Tanglewood Music Festival vocal/accompanying program, where he taught master classes and "Russian For Singers" and also prepared recital and chamber music ensembles. Highlights of his summers in Massachusetts included preparing vocal works of Stravinsky, Luciano Berio, Sofia Gubaidulina and, most recently, the Shostakovich 14th Symphony.
In 1995, 2000, and 2004, he was a jury member for the Robert Schumann International Vocal Competition in Zwickau, Germany. In the spring of 2004, he served on the jury of the prestigious International Lieder Duo Competition sponsored by the Hugo Wolf Society in Stuttgart, Germany. This tri-annual competition is devoted to the Lieder repertoire of specific composers and in that year it focused on the songs of Brahms, Schoenberg, and his pupils.
He is increasingly invited to present masterclasses and residencies at college campuses throughout the USA that often focus on Russian language and vocal literature, as well as the German repertoire in particular.
Since the summer of 2017 he has served as a faculty member of the highly regarded Lieder Program at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.