To uphold excellent musicianship technique, and to foster a deep love of music in each of our students.
"I believe anyone can learn to sing. Because I have seen it happen. I have seen both my students--and myself--undergo dramatic changes as musicians."
- Christina J. Swanson, co-founder
The best part? We undergo dramatic changes of spirit, too.
MEET OUR TEAM
CHRISTINA J. SWANSON
co-founder | voice teacher | piano teacher
Mezzo-Soprano Christina Swanson is a performer, director, and performance artist
based in New York City. Swanson received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
from the University of Michigan and her Master of Music from New York University. In
the arenas of opera and concert, Swanson has performed with the Oratorio Society of
New Jersey, Utah Festival Opera, Lakeland Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony
Orchestra, Surry Arts and Events in Maine, Hudson River Opera, Opera MODO, NYU
Opera Theater and as a soloist with the NYU Orchestra.
Swanson thrives as a theater-maker and director. She is the co-founder of Killer Queen
Opera Company, with which she co-directed and co-produced a film version of the opera
L’incoronazione di Poppea, supported by the Brooklyn Arts Council. The film was made
available to Brooklyn communities in three public venues, fulfilling Killer Queen’s
mission of relevance, representation, and accessibility. Other directing includes “Last
Resort: An Evening of Opera Scenes,” with the New York University Classical Voice
Swanson is also a movement artist and performance artist. She co-choreographed the
new musical, “Triangle Cruise,” which premiered in NYC in June 2022. In her music
and performance art, Swanson explores themes of physical identity through original
movement and sound. Her performance art has been seen at the Detroit, Pittsburgh,
and Montreal Fringe festivals, in addition to Movement Research in New York City.