Get Real! summer programs
Kristen Carmichael-Bowers has been teaching people to sing since 1986, and she is currently working with singers ages 5 and older, from beginners to professionals. Skilled in teaching techniques ranging from Bel Canto to Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM), she has had students singing in the NATS musical theatre national semi-finals, performing opera in Salzburg, and appearing in Broadway musicals.
Kristen conducts master classes and vocal workshops for choral ensembles and groups of individuals wishing to work on singing and fundamental musicianship. She is the founder and director of the “Get Real!” summer vocal music programs at the Brattleboro Music Center, and she is a co-founder of Music Adventure Program (MAP), which is an exploratory music class for youth with disabilities. Kristen firmly believes that it is the birthright of every person to sing; it’s only a question of style and venue.In addition to teaching at The Brattleboro Music Center, Kristen has been a member of the voice faculties of Smith College, Northern Stage, Vermont Academy and The Putney School. She now resides on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she collaborates with New England Youth Theater (NEYT) to bring musical theater to the local high school. Kristen is founder and director of the St. John Women’s Ensemble, St. John Recovery Choir and St. John All-Island Children’s Choir.