Christi Amonson

Christi Amonson

Soprano Christi Amonson’s recent concert engagements include touring China as a soloist with Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, “Easy to Love” pops concert with the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra. Opera News described her sound as “liquid silver” after singing Nannetta with Chautauqua Opera. Amonson earned her DMA in voice and theatre under the tutelage of Grayson Hirst at the University of Arizona, where she has been an instructor. She earned her MM in Voice at the Manhattan School of Music and her BM in Music Education at the University of Idaho. In New York City, she sang with several opera companies and directed choirs for the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Urban Voices Program. She is currently assistant professor of voice at Troy University.

The Music Major Minute : Faculty Meeting Follies

Read a humorous perspective on what university music instructors might think about some bad student habits.

The Music Major Minute : Why Major in Music Education?

Don’t view an education degree as Plan B. Benefits to this route are many, including shared artistry and stability.   

Amazing Grace : A Hometown Tribute to Jessye Norman

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The Music Major Minute : The Quest for Your Signature Roles

Don’t wait until the last year of your degree program to formulate a lucrative plan for post-university life. Prepare now to get that degree to pay you back.  

The Music Major Minute : Summer Training—Up Your Game

It’s tempting to waste away those valuable summer months. These ideas will help you resist that urge and get a jump-start on the fall semester. 

The Music Major Minute : The Dress Code

Presentation is everything. Discover tips for best representing yourself in all sorts of situations and opportunities.

The Music Major Minute : Poetry in Art Songs–A Singer’s Hallmark

Find greater meaning and motivation as you work to interpret and communicate the music and poetry relationship in classic song.

The Music Major Minute : Memorization Techniques—Yes, You Can!

You won’t get far in your degree program without strong memorization skills. Take control with these fresh and unique tips.

The Music Major Minute : In Pursuit of Perfection

Achieving perfection is not only impossible, its very pursuit can hamper true and joyful artistic expression.

The Music Major Minute : From College to Young Artist—What Is Next?

Navigating your way from college to professional singer can be challenging to say the least. Many singers find their way thanks to summer training programs and Young Artist Programs. Consider the various options here and find a program to fit both your abilities and your needs.

Druid City Opera Workshop : Unlock Your Potential with Pro Hough

Start looking ahead through the cold winter months to a program with a top-notch faculty and unique offerings for singers of all abilities. Plus see what past participants have to say about their experiences.

The Music Major Minute: : Correlating Careers that Will Help Pay the Bills

Creating an opera career is a long, unpredictable, and often bumpy road. Find suggestions for lucrative side hustles that can keep you afloat through the journey.