Theatre & Fine Arts
Adjunct Professor, Voice
Cristen is a soprano and has been a member of the faculty since 2000. Her career has taken her all over the world in leading operatic roles, oratorio, pops, orchestra concerts, and recitals. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice Performance from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Medaille College. She is married to cellist/conductor, Bryan Eckenrode and is a member of Voci d'Amore (soprano, cello and keyboard) and The Parkside Camerata (soprano, cello, oboe, and keyboard). She and Bryan recently provided the music backdrop for a PBS Special about the War of 1812, entitled "A Glorious Battle - the Siege of Fort Erie." Cristen is the featured soloist on a soon to be released CD: The Works of Roland E. Martin. She is currently booked for singing engagements into the 2015-2016 season.