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The Adrian College Music Department

Music Faculty Spotlight

 

Dr. Kristin Boggs-Clark, mezzo-soprano, is featured in the role of Electre on the 2015 GRAMMY nominated recording of Milhaud’s L'Orestie d'Eschyle, for which Opera News lauded her voice as “slicing the air unassailably.”  She has also recently returned from a solo debut at Carnegie Hall, singing Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Blue Period Ensemble.  Particularly at home on the concert stage, Dr. Clark has appeared as a guest soloist with organizations such as the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony, the Bozeman Symphony, the Oakland Choral Society, the University Musical Society, and the Adrian Symphony.  She has also performed roles with Michigan Opera Theatre, Arbor Opera Theatre, The Metropolitan Baroque Ensemble, the University of Michigan Opera Theatre, and the Blue Lake Summer Arts Festival.  Dr. Clark's operatic roles include Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Dritte Magd in Elektra, Jo in Little Women, the title role in Gluck’s Armide, Dido and the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mercedes in Carmen, and Florence Pike in Albert Herring.

Dr. Clark completed her doctorate in vocal performance at the University of Michigan, where she also received Master’s degrees in vocal performance and choral conducting.  As a graduate student, she conducted the University’s Orpheus Singers and Residential College Choirs, and she received the honor of conducting in master class with Helmuth Rilling.  Additionally, she made appearances as a soloist with every major choral and orchestral ensemble on campus, performed in recital with Martin Katz, and was selected to sing in master classes with Jessye Norman and David Daniels.

Dr. Clark's 2015-2016 concert season includes performances of Handel’s Messiah, Gubaidulina’s Hour of the Soul, and a solo recital at the Toledo Museum of Art. She will also perform the role of Vlasta in Michigan Opera Theatre’s production of The Passenger. When she is not performing, Dr. Clark teaches in the voice departments at the University of Michigan, Adrian College, and Concordia University.  In the summer, she teaches on the voice faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the MPulse Vocal Arts Institute and Musical Theatre Workshops. Former students of hers have gone on to perform leading and supporting roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in national tours, and to pursue graduate studies in opera.