Profile Type: Artist
Kristen Carmichael-Bowers

Kristen always loved to sing, but began vocal study at the age of 15 with Lise Messier and Nan Nall (Opera Theatre of Weston), and progressed to The New England Conservatory, where she studied with Helen Hodam.  She earned her B.A. and M.A. at Smith College, with voice teacher Jane Bryden. 

A lyric soprano who has performed in operatic and musical theater venues, Kristen currently performs in concert, and sacred settings.  She is a passionate supporter of modern art song, and works by living composers.  Kristen has sung both in the continental United States, Europe and the Middle East.

She is an energetic and dedicated teacher who has been helping people to sing since 1986, and she is currently working with singers ages 8 and older, from beginners to professionals.  Skilled in teaching techniques ranging from Bel Canto to Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM), she has had students singing in the NATS musical theatre national semi-finals, performing opera in Salzburg, and musical theatre in New York City. 

Kristen directs musicals, and conducts master classes and vocal workshops for choral ensembles and groups of individuals wishing to work on singing and fundamental musicianship.  She is the founder of the "Get Real!" summer vocal music programs at the Brattleboro Music Center, and she is a co-founder of Music Adventure Program (MAP), which is an exploratory music class for students of differing abilities. Kristen firmly believes that it is the birthright of every person to sing; it's only a question of style and venue.  

Kristen has been a member of the voice faculty of Smith College, and is currently based in Vermont at Northern Stage, The Putney School, The Brattleboro Music Center, and from her home studio in Dummerston, VT. 

Fees available upon request.

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A summer singing program for young singers ages 12-15
A summer singing intensive for girls ages 15-18
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Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Singer and Voice Teacher
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 464
West Dummerston, VT 05357
Physical Address: 
West Dummerston, VT 05357
Last Name: 
802 380 0761


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Solo / Recital
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Chamber
Music - Choral
Music - Folk
Music - New
Music - Opera
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - Traditional
Theater - Musical
Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-State Region

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Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age