Kristen Keymont

Brittani Farrell

Kristen Keymont is a soprano from Massachusetts who came to the Pacific Northwest in 2015. She holds both a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Longy School of Music. Since moving to the Seattle area she has been performing regularly, with organizations including Puget Sound Concert Opera, Bellevue City Opera, Tacoma Opera, and the Symphony Tacoma Voices. She will be seen in the role of Fleta in Tacoma Opera’s upcoming production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Lolanthe this spring. In addition to stage work, she is an active recitalist, premiering Seattle composer Kam Morrill’s new works as part of the Wayward Music Series in a vocal quartet, as well as participating in Voices of Resistance, a non-profit benefit concert, with all proceeds going to the American Civil Liberties Union. She very much enjoys it here in the northwest, and loves seeing the strength of our thriving music community continue to grow. 

Brittani Farrell is a mezzo-soprano currently residing and teaching in Tacoma, WA.  In 2017 she received a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Northern Colorado where she studied Body Mapping and vocal pedagogy under Dr. Melissa Malde. There, she undertook the roles of "Cherubino" in Mozart's Le nozze di figaro and "Laurentia" in John Duke's Captain Lovelock. Previously, she attended Colorado State University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education which she now uses for her full-time job as a middle school choir teacher at Baker Middle School here in Tacoma. Brittani also teaches private voice, piano, and violin at Cappella Music Academy in Bonney Lake. Additional roles have included "Praskovia" in Franz Leh├ír's The Merry Widow, and "Nellie" in a short scene from the musical South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein. With a voice that is especially keen towards musical theater, she has received first (2017, 2012) and second place (2013) awards in musical theatre through the National Association for Teachers of Singing state competitions, as well as being selected as a featured competitor in the NATS regional competition in 2013. As an ensemble musician, Brittani has appeared on various opera stages with Tacoma Opera, Fort Collins Opera, and the Charles and Rita Ralph Opera Center through Colorado State University, as well as performances with Symphony Tacoma Voices, the Larimer Chorale, and the Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers (both of the last two being located in Colorado). She is currently pursuing a Master's in Communicative Sciences and Disorders online through New York University, which she plans to use to help rehabilitate injured singers and professional voice users. 

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