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Kristin Bamberger Marchilena

Kristin Bamberger Marchilena

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    I am a 15-year veteran vocal specialist with a strong instrumental background. Most of my career has been as a music educator and vocal coach. For each of my 15 years in the profession, I have served as MD for my school's musical. I have significant experience preparing 8th grade students for high school auditions—specifically for LaGuardia High School of the Arts—and 12th grade students for college auditions.

    While my students achieve high levels of excellence in performance, most important in my classroom is a sense of belonging for all students. My priorities are student engagement, autonomy, community, and listening. The changing adolescent voice is my primary research focus, particularly with regard to motivation and engagement. I have a special interest in the vocal development of transgender, non-binary, and gender-fluid students.

    Education highlights:
    - Master of Vocal Pedagogy | Westminster Choir College of Rider University (expected graduation 2024)
    - Postgraduate coursework in Music Education | Teachers College, Columbia University (2015-2017)
    - Master of Science in Education | Bank Street College of Education (graduated 2012)
    - Kodály Certification | New York University (certificate granted 2012)
    - Bachelor of Music in Music Education | New York University (graduated 2007)

    Musical skills:
    - Voice, piano, flute, ukulele, guitar, banjo, electric bass
    - Vocal and instrumental conducting
    - Music direction, vocal coaching
    - Transcription and arrangement
    - Songwriting and composition
    - Vocal improvisation, circle-singing
    - Clinician: choral, vocal, musical theater
    - Private instruction: voice, piano, flute

    **Full resume posted on my website.**

    Professional Experience

    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Boston/New England

    Interested in touring?

    • No

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Music Copyist
    • Music Transcriber
    • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
    • Pit Musician (Other)
    • Audition Pianist
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    My Primary Instrument

    • Voice

    My Instruments

    • Banjo
    • Bass - electric
    • Flute
    • Piano
    • Ukulele
    • Voice

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • NAfME
    • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF SINGING (NATS)