Dr. Kishimoto is a native of Akashi, Japan, received his Master of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from the Osaka College of Music in Osaka, Japan; a vocal performance diploma from the Tirol State Conservatory in Innsbruck, Austria; and the Master of Arts in Choral Conducting from Mansfield University, USA. Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from North Dakota State University, USA.
He has performed as a soloist throughout the world, including the Japanese National Anthem for the Rugby World Cup 2003 in Australia; also with numerous ensembles in competitions, placing first at the International Chamber Choir Competition in Belgium, International Competition in the Czech Republic, the World Choir Games in Graz, Austria, Zadar International Choir Competition, Croatia.
Dr. Kishimoto has served as a selected member of the Japan Youth Choir, Asian Youth Choir, Asian Pacific Youth Choir, the Festival Ensemble Stuttgart, Germany, where he performed Britten’s War Requiem under Helmuth Rilling in 2010, and one of sixteen singers to perform at the Minnesota Beethoven Music Festival under the direction of Dale Warland.
He was invited to guest–conduct the Pachuca Music Festival 2009, Mexico, Asian Youth Choir 2010 in Philippines, and assistant director of Japan National Youth Choir 2013. He received ACDA Richard Kegerreis Scholarship to attend ACDA national convention 2009 in Oklahoma city, USA. 6th Grand Prix International Choir Competition Chairperson.