Faculty | Voice

Jeanne Robison

  • Associate Professor, Voice and Opera
  • Area Coordinator, Voice

  • D.M.A. in the Musical Arts, with Cognate in Opera Direction and Production, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
  • M.M. Voice Performance, Kent State University
  • B.M. Music Education, Kent State University

Jeanne Robison has served as Voice Area Coordinator at the Conservatory since 1995 and served as director of opera from 1995–2014. Under her leadership, enrollment in the voice area almost tripled between 1998 and 2007. and students under her tutelage have gone on to esteemed graduate schools including Eastman, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes, Peabody, USC, Boston University, Michigan State,...

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Shawna Stewart

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Biola University Chorale and Vocal Jazz
  • Director, Choral Activities

  • D.M.A., University of Southern California
  • M.M., Eastman School of Music
  • B.S., John Brown University

Shawna Stewart directs the Biola Chorale and Vocal Jazz ensembles, and she is also the instructor for Beginning and Advanced Conducting courses, Choral Methods and Choral Literature. A significant role model to students seeking to pursue a career in music education and choral conducting, her love of music and for her students has been an inspiration to many young teachers entering the field of...

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Richard Zeller

  • Associate Professor, Voice and Opera

  • Artist's Diploma in Opera, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • M.M., Vocal Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • B.M., Vocal Performance, George Fox College/ University

An internationally acclaimed artist, Richard Zeller brings great wealth of insight from his career performing major opera and concert roles with other notable artists in a wide variety of concert halls across the world. At the Conservatory, he is the vocal coach for the Opera program and leads the Opera workshop in the spring; in addition he teaches applied lessons, voice workshop, and several...

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Carol Aspling

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Director, Women's Chorus

Joel Balzun

  • Adjunct Professor, Voice

Christina Dahlin

  • Studio Artist, Voice

  • M.F.A. University of California Irvine
  • B.M. University of Southern California

Christina Dahlin, M.F.A., has received critical acclaim for her performances of opera and operetta throughout Germany, where she was the leading lyric soprano at the German National Theater in Braunscheig. While living abroad, she appeared as a guest soloist in Dusseldorf, Hanover, Frankfurt, Kassel, Essen and Kiel. She has performed over thirty leading roles spanning a wide variety of...

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Robyn Frey-Monell

  • Studio Artist, Voice

  • D.M.A. College Vocal Teaching, Columbia University's Teachers College
  • M.F.A. Vocal Performance, University of California Irvine
  • B.M. Education (Voice), Westminster Choir College

Heralded as “bright voiced” (Los Angeles Times) and possessing a voice that exudes “warmth and affection” (The Herald, Carmel, Calif.), soprano Robyn Frey-Monell's versatile vocal style has enabled her to actively perform repertoire spanning the operatic, oratorio, recital and musical theater genres. She has been a featured soloist with the Carmel Bach Festival, Concordia University Irvine, the...

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Matthew Kellaway

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Director, Men's Chorus