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: : Chiaroscuro: Find Your Light

Achieving balance can be a lifelong pursuit. Whether the aim is balance in a singing technique or in life management, these suggestions can help.

The Music Major Minute : Kiss My Grit: Successful Singers Persevere

Rejection is tough at any stage of a singing career. Determination coupled with hard work can shed a valuable light on these trying moments.

The Music Major Minute : Bach to School: Art Songs You Can Handle

Looking to freshen up your art song repertoire this fall? These suggestions will help you get a jump-start on upcoming recitals, concerts, and juries.

The Music Major Minute: : Summer forecast-Mostly Mozart with a Chance of Da Ponte

Searching for the perfect repertoire to spend some quality time with this summer? Look no further than the art songs and arias of Mozart.

The Music Major Minute: : You Do You: To Thine Own Self Be True

Finding your authentic self and unique artistry in a classical music degree program can be a daunting task. This sage advice can help you find your footing more soundly.

The Music Major Minute : He Sang/She Sang: An Inexplicably Cheesy Practice Room Romance

Get caught up in a little spring fever with this whimsical imaginary love story set in a college practice room. And then consider the very serious idea of using a practice buddy to motivate and improve your own practice room sessions.

The Music Major Minute : Singing on the Edge: Using Tension to Help, Not Hinder, Your Voice

Find your edge by taking the risk to find the right amount of tension to achieve what every singer wants—free, beautiful, healthy singing.

The Music Major Minute: : Interns, Volunteers, and Apprentices—Oh My!

Even if you know your long-term goal is a career on the stage, taking a look at some other jobs in the music industry is never a bad idea, and an internship can be a great place to start.

Music Major Minute : Summer Opera Festivals: A Student's Secret Weapon

A new summer program in Mexico offers singers the opportunity to sing full roles with orchestra and compete for cash prizes. Read about its inaugural year and meet the lone American among the 94 singers who attended.

The Music Major Minute : Finding Your Own Sound: You vs. YouTube

YouTube can be both a blessing and a curse for a young singer. Learn how to use it to your advantage rather than detriment, including using the platform to share your own music.

The Music Major Minute : Rules of Art Songs . . . Art Songs Rule!

If you want to ultimately sing opera, why must you spend so much time in the university setting singing art songs? Discover (or rediscover) the value of this treasure trove of music for your vocal and artistic development.

The Music Major Minute: : Playing Well With Others

Considerations from Robert Schumann’s ‘Advice to Young Musicians’