Our vocal coach Kristen Princiotta specializes in classical voice, but loves exploring more contemporary genres as well including jazz, pop, and musical theatre.
What’s your favorite meal to eat after a day of teaching?
Sushi with Miso Soup and White Wine 🙂
What’s your go-to song to sing in the shower?
Believe it or not I barely ever sing in the shower (I know, what?!), but if I had to choose – probably Fix You by Coldplay
If you could pick any artist dead or alive to meet — who would it be and why?
The professional a cappella group Voctave, because they are as pro as you can get! They not only have incredible voices, but are phenomenal musicians with the most sensitive musical intuition. Their blend and tuning results in gorgeous harmonies that are to die for.
They are professional studio singers that can throw any piece of music together with just a few minutes of studying the sheet music – this is my dream job! Most importantly, they establish a deep emotional connection with everything they sing. Check them out!
What do you enjoy most about being a vocal coach?
Aside from witnessing the ongoing growth and development of my amazing students, I love digging deeper into vocal pedagogy and the study of the voice. It’s fascinating!
What artist would you pick to go on tour with and why?
Kristin Chenoweth, because she performs in a variety of styles ranging from musical theatre to pop, jazz, and classical – and is a very gifted entertainer for various audiences. I am a crossover singer myself, so I feel that I would enjoy collaborating with her! Or, Josh Groban 🙂
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The privilege of getting to be an active part of my students journeys, both musically and personally. I get to hang out with the coolest people I know every week!
What is your all time favorite album?
Let’s go with The Fray – either the album The Fray or How to Save a Life
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life — what would it be?
Alleluia by Eric Whitacre – one of the most beautiful contemporary choral pieces I’ve heard.
Which artist would you like to be one of your students?
Who is your biggest guilty pleasure musician?
(not specific) but the genres of Hard Core and Gangster Rap when I’m working out 😉 Some of my fave running songs are “Down With the Sickness” by Disturbed and “No Twerk” by Apashe featuring Panther X Odalisk