Christina Howell, soprano
Soprano, Christina Howell is an award-winning singer of prizes such as the Max Berman Opera Prize, The Boris Goldovsky Award for Excellence in Operatic Acting and artist awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Dr. Howell was a two-time district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions, a semi-finalist in the National Stewart Awards and winner of the Charlotte Opera Guild Vocal Competition.
Operatic credits include Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda in Rigoletto, Pamina in The Magic Flute, and Constance in Les Dialogues des Carmelites. Equally at home on the concert stage, Howell has received acclaim for performances in Handel’s Messiah, Requiems of Mozart and Fauré, Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity, Mozart’s C Minor Mass and others. In chamber works, she has performed with the Emory Chamber Music Ensemble, Brevard Chamber Series, and the Vega String Quartet among others. Recent performance credits include filming of Pulitzer Prize winning Robert Ward’s opera Roman Fever for South Carolina Educational Television.
A sought after judge, Dr. Howell has been invited to judge vocal competitions throughout the southeast and was also a panelist in the 2010 National Association of Teachers of Singing Art Song Composition competition.
A 2008 participant in the prestigious NATS Internship program, Dr. Howell received her Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University, Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina. Currently on the faculty of Clayton State University in Morrow, GA (a suburb of Atlanta), Dr. Howell is a member of the music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda, the music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon and the College Music Society.