KIRSTIN M CHAVEZ portrait
  • Director of Opera and Voice, International Performing Arts Institute, International Performing Arts Institute
  • Associate Professor, School Of Music
  • Director of Opera and Voice for IPAI GAP, Sr Vp Academic Affairs - Oper, International Performing Arts Institute
  • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, School Of Music
  • Director of Voice and Opera, International Performing Artists Institute
  • Professor, School Of Music

Professional Service

  • Mississippi Opera. Role: Adjudicator. Competition Judging. 11/08/2021 - 11/22/2021
  • Mississippi Opera. Role: Adjudicator. Judge for John Alexander National Singing Competition. 10/18/2020 - 10/23/2020
  • University of Arizona. Role: Judge. Judge for UofA Voice Competition. 10/02/2020 - 10/11/2020
  • Grand Junction Symphony. Role: Judge. Judge for Concerto Competition. 02/22/2020 - 02/23/2020

Internal Service

  • Collaborative Piano Search Committee Co-Chair. Co-Chair, 10/25/2021 - present. Department service.
  • Director of Bands Search Committee. Member, 09/20/2021 - present. Department service.
  • Studio '22 Editorial Board. Member, 09/06/2021 - present. College service.
  • Panel Discussion Moderator for Utah Presents discussion of Arts in Salt Lake City. Moderator, 04/20/2021 - present. University service.
  • Studio ‘21 Editorial Board. School of Music Representative, 11/01/2020 - present. College service.
  • Panel Speaker for Arts and Entrepreneurship symposium. Panel Speaker, 10/09/2020 - present. Department service.
  • School of Music Marketing Commitee. Member, 08/25/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Student Behavior Committee. Member, 07/06/2020 - present. University service.
  • Student Behavior Committee. Member, 07/06/2020 - present. University service.
  • SAC Committee Faculty Representative. Faculty Mentor, 03/15/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Search Committee Member for COLLABORATIVE PIANIST SEARCH. Member, 01/10/2020 - 05/01/2020. Department service.
  • Search Committee Member for JAZZ STUDIES DIRECTOR. Member, 01/10/2020 - 05/01/2020. Department service.
  • School of Music Executive Committee. Member, 01/01/2020 - present. Department service.
  • The Business of Music Making Workshop (Providing tools for personal and financial success to young free lance musicians). Presenter, 11/05/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Collaborative Piano Search Committee. Member, 11/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • School of Music Executive Committee. Member, 11/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Joint Recital given with Dr. Seth Keeton and Dr. Paul Dorgan at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Soloist, 09/18/2019 - present. University service.
  • Master Class given at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, TX. Master Clinician, 09/16/2019 - present. Other service.
  • Summer Music Eve donor performance. Mezzo Soprano Faculty soloist, 08/28/2019 - present. College service.
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Goal #3 community engagement. Co Chair, 08/16/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Student Behavior Committee. Member, 08/01/2019 - present. University service.
  • Performed the National Anthem for a University of Utah home hockey game. Soloist, 02/22/2019 - present. University service.
  • School of Music Executive Committee member. Member, 02/12/2019 - 04/22/2019. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee. Member, 08/15/2018 - 04/22/2019. Department service.
  • Executive Producer of the School of Music annual Christmas CD with the voice area faculty. I oversaw all repertoire, recording, and media preparation for this CD which is gifted to the School's donors and friends. Executive Producer, 02/01/2018 - 10/15/2018. Department service.
  • Starred in short film of “He Was Despised” from Handel’s MESSIAH for KUER RADIO WEST, UTAH. SOLOIST, 12/15/2017 - present. University service.
  • COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS—Strategic Planning Committiee. committee member, 12/01/2017 - present. College service.
  • New Faculty Percussion Search Committee. Committee member, 09/01/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee. Committee Member, 08/15/2017 - present. Department service.
  • College of Fine Arts Strategic Planning subcommittee for community engagement. Committee Member, 02/01/2017 - 05/30/2018. College service.
  • I sang in a FACUTLY SHOWCASE CONCERT at the School of Music designed to entertain the community. Soloist, 11/13/2016 - present. College service.
  • I sang at a donor event for the Utah Chamber Artists at the School of Music. Soloist, 09/19/2016 - present. Department service.
  • member of Undergraduate Studies Committee. Member, 09/01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee. 09/01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • I sang in a private concert known as the SUMMER DONOR EVENING where I and several others were introduced to donors as the newest members of the School of Music faculty. Soloist, 08/31/2016 - present. Department service.

Honors & Awards

  • Honored Alumna. International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12/17/2020
  • Creative Works Category of CELEBRATE U: HONOREE. University of Utah, 04/03/2019

Affiliations

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Member Teacher, 12/01/2016 - present
  • American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), Member, 09/01/1999 - present

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