Christi Amonson

Christi Amonson

Soprano Christi Amonson is an assistant professor of voice and director of the Opera Initiative at Augusta University and a teaching artist in residence for the summer Festival de Ópera San Luis in Mexico. She earned her DMA at the University of Arizona, her MM in voice at the Manhattan School of Music, and her BM in music education at the University of Idaho. Amonson is an active singer, writer, and member of NATS and NOA. She lives in Augusta, Georgia, with her husband and three daughters.


Music Major Minute: Unexpected Vocal Literature, Part II – Beyond the 24 Italian Songs and Arias :

Working on your Italian lyric diction is. . . come si dice? Più importante! Outside of diction class and voice lessons, subscribe to DictionBuddy.com or ItalianforSingers.com for pronunciation practice of your song texts. If you are a curious scholar looking for songs beyond the 24 Italian Songs and Arias that will help you level up, this column is for you. 

The Music Major Minute: Unexpected Vocal Literature Part One – English

The songs you sing in lessons will be some of the most memorable studies of your college years. This column will present the national guidelines for repertoire selection with lists of some unexpected art songs that represent styles and languages that vocal music majors need to learn in English.

The Music Major Minute: Significance – A Singer’s Super Power

With classes back in session and deadlines for the end of the semester already looming, the search for artistic integrity can be pushed aside. Read on for a reminder of how to check in with yourself and recall why it is you sing.

The Music Major Minute : Delving into Latinx Art Songs

Exploring the works of Latinx composers opens new doors to art song repertoire. read on to discover some of the composers and songs featured in performance at the Augusta University Latinx Art Song Festival.

Lessons from Lasso: Believe

Taking a lesson from popular TV show Ted Lasso, read on to find cheerful ways to believe in yourself and your music making abilities.

Recital Representation: Making Space for Women Composers

Read on to learn about how to include more works by women composers in your recitals as a student and as a voice teacher.

Sing Your Way through College: Ten Steps to Help Turn Your Talent into a Scholarship

Learn how to nail your college audition with this overview of Michael Chipman’s new book. With highlights from specific chapters, you can schedule your consultation lesson and be prepared to ace your post-audition interview.

Sleep, Study, Sing, Repeat: More Zzzs Lead to More A’s

Sleep is an essential element to physical and mental health, yet many students do not have a solid sleep routine. Case studies explore real-life scenarios you may face that can help you make better sleep choices.

The Music Major Minute : What's New with the Italian Songs and Arias Collections?

Whether revisiting the classics or looking to expand your repertoire into more modern interpretations, find information on which Italian vocal anthology will best serve you.

Music Major Minute: Masks for Singers

Consider the pros and cons of different types of face masks and how well they work with singing and breathing.

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.