Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Division Chair of Fine Arts & Kinesiology, Professor of Voice
Kristin Huggins is a higher education educator, administrator, and researcher/writer in the field of music education and vocal pedagogy. She is actively seeking opportunities to contribute to scholarly conversations and improve student learning through performance practice. Mrs. Huggins currently serves as the Division Chair of Fine Arts & Kinesiology, overseeing all faculty and curricular needs pertaining to Music, Art, Drama, Dance, Photography, and Athletic departments. As of 2021, she also is serving in a temporary capacity as the Interim Cardette Director. In addition to her administrative duties, Mrs. Huggins has served as the Professor of Voice with the TVCC Music Department since 2013, teaching Applied Voice (music majors, musical theatre majors, and non-majors upon audition), American Music, and Music Appreciation. In past semesters, she has acted as Music Director for spring musical productions in collaboration with the TVCC Drama Department, and as Faculty Sponsor for the TVCC National Association for Music Educators student chapter. Past courses taught include Italian diction, French diction, and German diction.
Currently, Mrs. Huggins is a doctoral student with Baylor University’s School of Education. Her dissertation, “Investigating Voice Classification Protocols of Undergraduate Applied Voice Faculty and Choral Directors” is a causal-comparative quantitative study seeking to establish foundational data on current classification practices within American higher education vocal programs. Mrs. Huggins’ research interests explore vocal pedagogy techniques in the applied studio setting, voice classification protocols, and the power of experiential learning through performance practice methods in higher education music programs. Mrs. Huggins divides her time equally as both educator and performer. Her operatic roles include Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Despine in Cosí fan tutte, Rose in Kurt Weill’s Street Scenes, Miss Havisham in Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night, Blondchen in Entführung aus dem Serail, Baby Doe in Ballad of Baby Doe, Titania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, and Miss Wordsworth from Britten’s Albert Herring. January 2016 marked her Meyerson Symphony Center debut with the Dallas Choral Festival, performing Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. Mrs. Huggins received her M.M. in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, and her B.M. in Vocal Performance summa cum laude from Abilene Christian University.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program