Kristin Eder is an adjunct professor of music at Adrian College, where she teaches applied voice and conducts the chamber choir. She is also a lecturer in the voice department at the University of michigan.
As an active performer, Dr. Eder has most recently appeared as a guest artist with organization such as the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Bozeman Symphony, the Oakland Choral Society, Ann Arbor Cantata Singers and the Adrian Symphony. She has also performed with Arbor Opera Theatre, the Metropolitan Baroque Ensemble and the University of Michigan Opera Theatre. Dr. Eder's operatic roles include Jo in Little Women, the title role in Gluck's Armide, Dido and the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, Marcellina in Le Nozza de Figaro, Mercedes in Carmen and Florence Pike in Albert Herring.
In May 2011, she completed her doctorate in vocal performance at the University of Michigan, where she also received Master's degrees in vocal performance and choral conducting. As a graduate student, she conducted the university's Orpheus Singers and Residential College Choir, and she received the honor of conducting in a master class with Helmuth Rilling. Additionally, she made solo vocal appearances with every major choral and orchestral ensemble on campus, performed in recital with Martin Katz and was chosen to sing in master classes with Jessye Norman and David Daniels.
Dr. Eder's 2012-2013 season includes performances of Mozart's C Minor Mass, Handel's Messiah, Bach's St. John Passion, Schubert's Mass in A-flat and the role of Mrs. Noye in Britten's Noye's Fludde. She will also be featured as the role of Electre in the upcoming University Musical Society concert of Milhaud's Oresteia of Auschylus, which will be recorded for international release.
Dr. Eder resides in Ypsilanti, MI with her husband and two young daughters.