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With an eclectic range of experience Kristin finds herself hired for a variety of engagements throughout the year. As a singer her talents and training varies from classical styles such as opera, oratorio, and art song, to more contemporary genres such as musical theater, pop, blues, and jazz. Regardless of repertoire Kristin embraces the voice as a living, breathing instrument and celebrates the wide range of sounds it can uniquely produce. 

This summer Kristin has served as a Teaching Artist Fellow with the Classical Music Institute in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally she returned for her second season with the Prague Summer Nights Young Artist Music Festival  (Washington D.C. residency) as Marcellina in their production of Le Nozze di Figaro. Her stage and solo work was showcased to directors of Washington National Opera's Young Artist Program, Glimmerglass Festival, and the Castleton Festival. Recent noteworthy roles have included Ruggiero (Alcina, Händel), as well as Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte, Mozart).

Offstage Kristin has worked directly with Harvard University's Lowell House Opera as the Assistant Stage Manager for the world premiere of Benjamin Wenzelberg's opera, NIGHTTOWN. She has also served as the Assistant Director for Helios Opera in their filmed modular opera production of Service Provider by Christopher Weiss.

While residing in Boston, Kristin has held roles with esteemed professional companies such as Emmanuel Music (The Beggar’s Opera), Opera del West (Cendrillon), and Boston Opera Collaborative (Annual Opera Bites Event).  She looks forward to widening her local radius with an upcoming engagement with the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra (celebrating their centinnial year) as the alto soloist in their performance of Mozart's Requiem.

Named the “Nancy P. Marriott Scholar” Kristin received her Masters in Voice Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA and her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance with emphasis in Opera and Musical Theatre from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She currently studies voice with Carol Mastrodomenico.  In addition to her life as a performer Kristin fills the remainder of her time teaching music. As a Performing Arts Faculty member at Stonehill College she currently serves as both the Studio Voice instructor and the Director of the Collegiate Chorale. 

Kristin firmly believes that her duty as both a performer and teacher is to give others a voice. Whether it’s serving as a conduit for the composer’s message or encouraging others to find their own, the world we live in needs more people to speak up, sing out, and be heard.

Kristin Lawler 
                                mezzo-soprano

Photography by Kent Smith Photography