Her background is mostly been grounded in classical but she has experience teaching and singing pop, jazz, and musical theater as well. She believes in a well-rounded music education and she like to incorporate music theory and sight reading iKristen Whalen is a graduate of Miami University where she received her Master of Music in vocal performance and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University where she received her Bachelor of Music vocal performance. She has studied music abroad in Austria while she was in her undergraduate program and has participated in a young artist program in Los Angeles that focuses primarily on art song. nto her lessons along with learning repertoire and technique.
She is an active musician in the Cincinnati area and has performed with several local opera companies as well as in Columbus. Kristen is also a soloist at Greenhill Community Church Presbyterian.