Associate Professor Wanda Brister has performed in opera, oratorio, and recital from Seattle to Moscow. She holds three degrees in performance and also studied at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Her doctoral work was with vocal repertoire scholar, Carol Kimball, at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
She has recorded music of Daniel Baldwin, Gregory Wanamaker (Mark), Johann Strauss II with New York Vocal Arts Ensemble (Arabesque), and a French solo CD (Cambria) with three CDs to be released in 2011/12.
Dr. Brister teaches and performs at the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, and was a member of the Schlern International Music Festival for four seasons. She has performed three operas, three oratorios, and a solo recital at Carnegie Hall, a concert at Weill Recital Hall, two quartet concerts at Tully Hall, and Handel's Messiah at Avery Fisher Hall.
Her former students sing principal and supporting roles throughout the United States and Europe, regularly place in vocal competitions, and teach at universities in Arizona, Florida, and Alabama.
She was a NATS teaching Intern in 1997 with James McKinney and contributes to the Journal of Singing.