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About Dr. Christi Amonson

Personal Statement

Christi Amonson serves the College of Idaho as a professor of voice and director of opera and music theatre. An active soprano soloist, Christi has sung with orchestras and opera companies in the US, Italy, China, Brazil and Mexico. She was a winner of the Liederkranz & National Classical Singer competitions, and she was a regional finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. As a recitalist, Christi enjoys premiering new music compositions, and she is devoted to researching and performing traditional and lesser-known art song repertoire. She is a long-time member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and NOA (National Opera Association) and she writes the Music Major Minute column for Classical Singer Magazine.

Professional Experience

Amonson earned her DMA in voice and theatre at the University of Arizona, MM in voice at the Manhattan School of Music and her BM Mus Ed. at the University of Idaho. While in Arizona, she founded an opera company that performed semi-staged operas with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. She has since served as opera director for Troy and Augusta universities and a teaching artist for the summer Festival de Ópera de San Luis Potosí in Mexico. Directing students on stage is Christi’s happy place and she looks forward to guiding the C of I singers as they share their stories on stage.