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Instructor of Voice


Biography

 Coloratura soprano, Kristen Sullivan, earned her D.M.A. in Voice and is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of North Texas concentrating in Performing Arts Health. Sullivan is a National Center for Voice and Speech-trained vocologist and a former inter at the UT Southwestern Medical Clinic's Voice Clinic. She focused her graduate studies in Early Music Performance Practice and Vocal Pedagogy. Graduating with her Master’s from UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, she performed extensively, taught a prestigious private voice studio, and was an adjunct professor for the Metropolitan Community College. A consummate performer of musical theater, cabaret, opera, and operetta, Sullivan has recently championed lesser known composers such as August Holmès; currently planning a recording project with Centaur Records. Sullivan recently produced Coronide for UNT’s International Festival of Czech Music, giving this work its North American premier, as well as singing the title role. Last year, Sullivan produced Le Mariage d’Antonio by Lucile Grétry, another North American premier; this performance was featured on an interview with Robert Adelson for his book Women Writing Opera on Radio Suisse Romande. Sullivan has performed roles such as The Queen of the Night Die Zauberflöte, Musetta La Bohème Rosa Bud The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Beth March Little Women, and James Wilson in the world premier all-female performance of 1776. She was featured in the world premieres of Pangrazio’s Requiem and Hartman’s Suite from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as in the articles ‘So You Want to Teach Voice,’ published in the Classical Singer, and theCzech Music Quarterly in ‘A Tale of Music Festivals, Money and Redemption.’ Sullivan has recently performed with Orchestra of New Spain, Polyphonia, Orpheus Chamber Singers, and toured Sweden, Estonia, Finland, and Russia with the Dallas Symphony Chorus as a chorister and soloist. Sullivan has previously presented research at the Music by Women Festival, Pan American Vocology Association, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association. She is presenting two projects in Santiago, Chile later this year and will be a visiting scholar at Palaský University in Olomouc, Czechia next Spring; conducting research and touring an American Recital program across the country.  

Kristen Sullivan


Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3801
F: (870) 972-3932


Office

Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 133