Active as a soloist and chamber musician, Kristin Newbegin has sung with companies such as Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera 180, Opera for the Young, Kantorei KC, New Ear Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Kansas City Metro Opera. Previous roles have included Mimì (La Bohème), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Female Chorus (Rape of Lucretia) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni).
Newbegin has an affinity for new music. She was a member of The Meadowlark Project, a contemporary music ensemble. The ensemble commissioned and recorded “There Will Come Soft Rains” in partnership with Reach Out Kansas, The Spencer Art Museum, and composer Allison McIntosh. The 2018-2019 season took The Meadowlark Project on a tour of Kansas with “Sounds of the Plains”, a recital featuring newly commissioned art songs by Kansas-based composers and poets.
Newbegin is also an active choral singer and was a member and featured soloist in Kantorei KC, a Kansas City based professional choral ensemble. She has also sung with KC Vitas as a featured soloist and recorded newly commissioned works, including several premieres.
Newbegin currently has an active private virtual voice studio. She has previously served on faculty at Truman State University, North Central Missouri College, Benedictine College, Central Methodist University, Missouri Western State University, and Haskell Indian Nations University. She received her Doctorate of Music degree from the University of Kansas where she studied with Joyce Castle. As a NASM certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, her research interests include the application of proprioception and somatics in the vocal studio. In her free time she enjoys knitting, fostering dogs, and racing as a competitive cyclist.
- Community Theatre
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
- Doctoral Degree
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Classroom Music Teacher
- Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
- Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)
- Arts Administration