Kristina Jones Résumé

Qualifications and Experience

Bio Highlights

  • Opera: Role of Carmen in "Carmen", Eugene Opera; Role of Waltraute in "Die Walkure", Seattle Ring Cycle

  • Oratorio: 52 performances as alto soloist in Handel's "Messiah"

  • Musicals: Role of Bloody Mary in "South Pacific", summer stock Portland Civic Theatre; Role of The Countess in "A Little Night Music", on tour through the south with Opera Carolina

  • Nightclubs in San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, singing jazz classics, accompanist, Warren Grecco

  • 20 years with "MAJEK" Chamber Trio doing Young Audiences and concertizing; 4 years with "Viva Voce" in New York

  • 9 years as Music and Choir Director at Unitarian Universalist Church in Oregon City, OR

  • Voice Teacher at Portland State University, Warner Pacific College, University of Portland, Lane Community College and private studios throughout the country since 1974

Teaching

  • 1974-present: Private Vocal Instructor

  • 1997-2005 Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon 

    • Classes: Group Voice, Vocal Performance,Total Performer

    • Private Voice Lessons: 12-20 students per term; Adjudicator

  • Sept. 2005-present: Director of Music, Atkinson Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist, Oregon City

  • 2001-present: Private Voice Studios, Portland, Beaverton,Eugene

  • 2001-present Choral Clinician; Adjudicator (references available)

  • 2001-2006: Voice Teacher, Artichoke Music School, Portland, Oregon

  • 2002-present: Class Teacher; Portland Parks & Recreation; Music, Voice, Radio Drama; Extreme Theatre (creating an opera), Improv

  • 1998-2004 Director, Musica Amore, Eugene, Oregon

  • 2003-present: Healing Through the Voice , Portland, Eugene

  • May, 2002: Performance Anxiety Workshop, Eugene, Oregon

  • 1999: Teacher/Director - Garage Opera Portland, Eugene

  • 1997-99: Classes for Eugene Parks and Recreation Department K-12; Basic Acting, Theatre Make-up, Character Voice

  • 1997-98: Instant Radio: Script writing and radio acting to middle school and high school students

  • 1995-97: Private Vocal Studio, Seattle , Washington

  • 1995-96: Researcher/Speaker for Oregon Bd. of Education Design Team for Arts; CIM/CAM

  • 1992-94: Private Vocal Studio, Kathmandu, Nepal

  • 1988-92: Private Vocal Studio, San Francisco, California

  • 1987-98: Private Vocal Studio, Santa Barbara, California

  • 1982-87: Private Vocal Studio, New York, New York

  • 1981-82: University of Portland, Portland, Oregon (Voice)

  • 1979-80: Warner Pacific College, Portland, Oregon (Voice)

  • 1974-82: Portland State University, Portland, Oregon (Voice)

Performing

Opera:

  • Boris Gudonov: (Innkeeper, Nanny) New Jersey State Opera

  • Carmen: (Carmen) Eugene Opera

  • Carmen: (Carmen) Portland Opera Previews

  • Cosi Fan Tutte: (Dorabella) Ashland Teachers Performance Institute

  • The Consul: (Grandmother) Lake George, NY Summer Festival

  • Eugene Onegin: (Mme. Larina) Portland Opera

  • Faust: (Marthe) Opera Carolina

  • Faust: (Marthe) New Jersey State Opera

  • Figlia del Reggimento:(Countess of Berkenfeld), Opera Carolina

  • A Hand of Bridge: (Sally) Salem Opera

  • Hansel und Gretel: (Witch, Mother) Wenatchee Opera,

  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia: (Rosina) Eugene Opera

  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia: (Berta) Opera Carolina

  • Madama Butterfly: (Suzuki) Oregon Symphony Concert Version

  • Manon Lescaut: (Madrigal Singer) Portland Opera

  • The Medium: (Madame Flora) San Antonio Chamber Opera

  • The Medium: (Madame Flora) American Opera, Chicago

  • Rigoletto: (Maddalena) Portland Opera Previews

  • Der Ring des Nibelungen: (Gerhilde), Portland Opera

  • Der Ring des Nibelungen: (Waltraute), Seattle Opera (3 seasons)

  • Der Ring des Nibelungen: (Waltraute), Dallas Opera

  • La Traviata: (Flora) Portland Opera

  • Il Trovatore: (Azucena) Opera Carolina

  • Il Trovatore: (Inez) Portland Opera

  • Der Wildschutz: (Grafin Eberbach) Portland Opera

  • Portland Opera Quartet:Portland Opera, Outreach & Education (4 seasons)

Music Theatre/Operetta:

  • To Shine At Last: Female Lead (Original Music Theatre by Peter Armetta) Portland

  • The Gift of Speech: (Bette) (Original Music Theatre by Peter Armetta) Portland

  • Broadway a la Carte: (Mezzo in Quartet) Portland Civic Theatre

  • The Dinettes: (Lulu) Seattle, Washington

  • Die Fledermaus: (Prince Orlofsky) Eugene Opera

  • The Gift of Speech: (Bets) New Music Visions, Portland, OR

  • Little Night Music: (Countess) Charlotte Opera

  • Man of La Mancha: (Housekeeper) Portland Civic Theatre

  • Mikado: (Katisha) New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

  • My Name is Gita: (Gita, Ama, Laxsmi, Madame ), Kathmandu; Bombay

  • Patience: (Lady Jane) New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

  • Pussyfootin: (Blazin Rays) Portland Civic Theatre

  • Seven Deadly Sins: (Anna I, Anna II) Peter Britt Festival

  • South Pacific: (Bloody Mary) Portland Civic Theatre

  • 3 Penny Opera: (Prostitute) NY Kurt Weill Festival

Oratorio:

  • Bach: Magnificat: (Alto soloist) Cannon Beach

  • Bach: B minor Mass: (Alto soloist) Eugene, OR

  • Bach: St. Matthew: (Alto soloist) Santa Barbara, CA

  • Bach: Eine Feste Burg: (Alto soloist) Santa Barbara, CA

  • Britten: Abraham & Isaac: (Isaac) Center for Contemporary Opera, NY

  • Durufle: Requiem: (Alto soloist) Portland, OR

  • Handel: Judas Maccabeus: (Alto soloist) 92nd St. Y, NY

  • Handel: Messiah (Alto soloist) more than 50 performances, nationwide

  • Luboff: African Mass: (soloist) Eugene, OR

  • Mozart: Requiem (Alto soloist), Portland, OR, Eugene, OR

  • Schubert: Mass in C minor: (Alto soloist) Portland, OR

  • Verdi: Requiem (Alto soloist) Center for Contemporary Opera, NY

  • Verdi: Requiem (Alto soloist) Excerpts, Kundalini Yoga Ashram, NY

  • Vivaldi: Gloria (Alto soloist) Santa Barbara, CA

  • Vivaldi: Gloria (Alto soloist) Eugene, OR

Church Work:

  • 2002-05: Alto soloist/section leader, First Unitarian Church, Portland

  • 2001-02: Alto soloist /section leader, Westminster Presbyterian, Portland, OR

  • 1997-01: Substitute soloist, First Church Christ Scientist, Eugene, OR

  • 1992-94: Song Leader, Kundalini Yoga Ashram, Kathmandu, Nepal

  • 1987-88: Alto soloist /section leader, All Saints Episcopal by the Sea, Montecito, CA

  • 1985-87: Alto soloist/section leader, All Souls Unitarian Universalist, New York, NY

  • 1984-85: Alto soloist/section leader, St. Georges Episcopal,NY 

  • 1974-9: Soloist, 6th, 8th, and 12th Churches of Christ Scientist, Portland, OR

  • Concerts/Recitals:

  • 1974-present: More than 150 solo recitals in Portland, Seattle, Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Charlotte, NC; Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna (List available)

Chamber Music:

  • 2001-present: Majek Chamber Trio ( with harpist, Jennifer Craig and flutist, Marilyn Shotola), Portland, OR

  • 1989-92: Musicus Maximus Ensemble, San Francisco, CA

  • 1985-87: Viva Voce Ensemble, New York, NY

  • 1974-80: Majek Chamber Trio, Portland, OR

  • 1975-79: Vocal Arts Ensemble, Portland, OR

Media:

  • 1997-98: Director, Instant Radio, local NPR station, Eugene, OR

  • 1997 NPR, Artists Against Hatred, Seattle, WA

  • 1997 CBS, Weather Team Commercial, Seattle, WA

  • 1994-5 VTV, My Name is Gita Music Video, writer, singer, promoting crisis of child prostitution in India and Nepal, shown in SE Asia and Hong Kong

Other:

  • Worked for Oregon State Board of Education: Researcher/Speaker for Design Team in the Arts developing CIM and CAM Programs; involved traveling and meeting with administrative staffs of performing and visual arts groups statewide; presenting at state level. (1995-08)

  • Music Director, "Willy Wonka" (4 rotating casts) Parks & Rec, Portland (2008)

  • Music Director, "Grease", Riverdale HS, Portland (2007)

  • Music Director, "Into the Woods" at Sylvan Middle School, Portland (2005)

  • Music Director, "Broadway Revue" Parks & Rec, Portland (2004-2008)

  • Stage Director for Eugene Opera Education and Outreach Program; Listen to the River, designed, composed, written by middle school students with mentors from Eugene Opera and the University of Oregon. Performance at Soreng Theatre, Hult Center, Eugene, OR. (1998)

  • Co-Founder and Managing Director for Bahini Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal, dedicated to the rescue, housing, safety and education of girls between the ages of 6 and 15 who were trafficked into child prostitution in India. Responsibilities included raising funds, grant writing, working closely with Nepali government officials, doctors and public health and education workers; establishing and staffing safe house, producing information in written form, radio, television, music videos and performances in Asia and the U.S. (1992-97)

  • Meditation Teacher since 1985; teaching free classes at New York Meditation Center, Rikers Island House of Detention for Men (inmates and officers), CA Federal Penitentiary for Women, and independent yoga studios in Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Kathmandu, Seattle, Eugene, and Portland. Generic and effective technique for inner work.

  • Author: Hiro & Liling (radio drama, 2004 - produced by Willamette Radio Workshops; My Name Is Gita (song cycle); Tantrika (in press); Singing (first draft / text)

Education

  • BA, magna cum laude, Portland State University (1974)

  • Post Graduate Studies (supported by Oregon Arts Commission grant) with Margaret Harshaw at Indiana University (winter term, 1979)

  • Private Study with Gibner King (1972-82)

  • Other Voice Teachers and Coaches: Brunetta Mazzolini (Portland), Bonnie Hamilton (NY), Martin Yazdzik (NY), Marinka Gurewich (NY)

  • Conductor Coaches: Stefan Minde, Philip Bayles, Berislav Klobucar, Frank Graffeo, Henry Holt, Joseph Ruggiero, Jay Friedman, Gerard Schwarz, Lawrence Smith