Carol Christensen (MM University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, BME University of Wisconsin-Madison) has sung over 300 performances with various regional opera companies throughout the country, and has appeared as a soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
She participated in the world premier of Penderecki's Paradise Lost at Chicago Lyric Opera, at La Scala in Milan, and at the Vatican. She has been a First Place Winner of the Wisconsin NATSAA Auditions, and a finalist in the Wisconsin MET Auditions and the International Opera Auditions.
Ms. Christensen has a keen interest in singing contemporary music and has premiered and/or made demo recordings of works by composers Su Lian Tan, Daron Hagan, and Thomas Geoghegan. A vocal pedagogy enthusiast, Ms. Christensen is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and has participated in master classes with, among others, classical artists Richard Miller, Dalton Baldwin, Rudolf Piernay,and Costanza Cuccaro; and Broadway pedagogs Robert Edwin, Bill Reed, and Neil Semer. Although often seen in classical venues, Ms. Christensen also enjoys the popular side of singing, as well as composing in this genre.
From 1999 to 2001 Ms. Christensen served as Governor of the Vermont NATS Association; many of her students have won or placed in various NATS competitions. Formerly a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists, and Actors Equity, she is a founding member of the Opera Company of Middlebury, and has been a member of the Middlebury College Applied Music Faculty since 1991, where along with teaching voice she serves as Musical Director for the annual Music Department/Town Hall Theater musical.