Kristi Wright, MM, BM
On faculty since 2009
- MM, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
- BM, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music
About Kristi Wright
Kristi is teaching voice with the CSA. She primarily teaches in the classical and musical theater style, but enjoys many other styles as well. Her students have won numerous awards, competitions, and scholarships including ILMEA, IGSMA, and IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contests. Many of Kristi’s students have held roles of all sizes in shows with their schools, communities, and professional theaters in the Chicagoland area.
In addition to her teaching career, Kristi is a performer, music director, and head director. She has been seen as the Coloratura role in Argento’s Postcard from Morocco, lead soloist in Purcell’s Fairy Queen, and Yum-Yum in Gibert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. In addition to opera, Kristi has had the honor of recently playing Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Mama Noah in Children of Eden, Joanne in Godspell, and many others. In the last 5 years, Kristi has been involved with over 15 full-scale musicals as either the music director or head director with Spotlight Youth Theater (formerly CYT) and various other local theater companies.
Kristi’s passion for music started when she was very young as a singer and flute player in her church. She continues to participate today as she sings and plays keyboard for the worship team in both the traditional and contemporary styles.