PIANO and voice
Kristin Gavaza is a classically trained singer and voice/piano teacher in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Having studied and performed a wide range of roles in operatic works including Die Zauberflöte, Street Scene, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Andrea Chénier, Suor Angelica, Faust, Iolanthe, and many others, she continues to perform with local companies and have success in regional competitions. Kristin completed her undergraduate studies at George Mason University, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. During her time at GMU, she was involved in both the opera and choral workshops, performing a variety of different roles and giving solo performances. She also spent time studying music education, spending many hours in local elementary and high music classrooms and gaining knowledge in classroom teaching before receiving her Music Education Certification. Kristin later pursued graduate studies at James Madison University, graduating with a Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance. During her time at JMU, Kristin performed with the advanced chorale, studied and performed lead roles in the opera company’s Faust and Iolanthe, performed in recitals, and debuted music from fellow graduate composers.
Outside of her studies and performing, Kristin has been teaching private voice and piano lessons for nearly ten years and enjoys working with a variety of classical and contemporary styles. She has held countless recitals, judged and entered students in competitions, prepared students for lead roles in school music productions, and assisted students in auditioning for college music programs.
Kristin is now employed as a music teacher at Dorothy I. Height Elementary School in Washington, D.C and loves being able to foster a love of music in all of the eager young learners. She also continues to teach privately, holding recitals and involving students in competitions and shows, always finding new ways to share her passion for music with students of all ages and backgrounds.