Christopher Arneson Performance Faculty: Voice

Christopher Arneson is a professional voice trainer and vocologist who joined the faculty at Princeton University in 2016.

Dr. Arneson’s students have gone on to further study in the Master of Music, Artist Diploma, and Doctoral programs at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Boston University, Ithaca College, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, New York University, and Yale School of Music.

Dr. Arneson is a frequent guest speaker regarding the training and care of the professional voice. He is a faculty member for the New York Singing Teachers Association’s (NYSTA) professional development program, where he teaches classes in vocal repertoire and applied pedagogy. Dr. Arneson was chair of the NATS Pedagogy Curriculum Committee and has published articles in the NATS Journal of Singing; “Teaching Teachers and Performance Anxiety: A 21st Century Perspective”. He has also served as Program Chair of the NATS National Conference.

Dr. Arneson was the co-director of the Voice and Speech department in the MFA program at the renowned Actors Studio of the New School University in New York.

Dr. Arneson is the editor/ author of, Fundamentals of Great Singing, the Teaching of Michael Trimble, and Literature for Teaching: Solo Vocal Repertoire from a Developmental Perspective, both published in 2013/2014. His publication, Literature for Teaching – Teaching Edition: Anthologies of Art Songs and Arias for Young Singers and Teachers was published in 2017, by Inside View Press. In 2023, Dr. Arneson’s new book, Music Theater Voice Pedagogy: The Art and Science, was published by Inside View Press. Dr. Arneson is a contributing author for The Oxford Handbook of Voice Pedagogy which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2024.

Bachelor of Music: Binghamton University

Master of Music, Binghamton University, Doctor of Music, Rutgers University

Dr. Arneson has appeared with the Opera Orchestra of New York, with the New Jersey Symphony and with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Kurt Mazur. In Opera, Dr. Arneson appeared at the Netherlands Opera, the Paris Opera, and the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland.


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