Kristen (she/her) now sings with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and ‘Holly and Ivy Carolers’, continuing to work professionally as a soloist and performer in the Bay Area. She has been teaching voice lessons since 2009, and has been with Songbird since 2014. She is thrilled to have found a home here, both in her role with her students as an Associate Vocal Coach as well as her priceless position as our studio-wide Teacher Support and Development Manager.
Kristen holds a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from California State University Fullerton, specializing in classical voice while exploring more contemporary genres such as jazz, pop, and musical theatre. Kristen sang professionally throughout the Orange County and Los Angeles regions before her recent relocation to the Bay Area. Notable experience includes performances with Andrea Bocelli at the Staples and Honda Centers, as well as concerts with the Pacific Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Verizon Amphitheater, Pantages Theatre, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Kristen has held paid section-leader/soloist positions for Orange County Choral Society and Tustin Presbyterian Church, additionally performing with the premier Southern California based caroling company, The Charles Dickens Carolers. Her professional studio experience includes voice-over work for ABC Kid TV, and film score recordings for Warner Brothers.
Kristen is integral in Songbird’s day-to-day operations, as her management role allows her infinite daily interaction with all of our vocal coaches and staff, ensuring both our client facing and internal operations run smoothly and continue to push the boundaries of what you can expect from a vocal coaching studio. We’re not sure what we would do without her!