Choral Studies

Kristin Zaryski

Choral Studies

Kristin Zaryski is the director of choral and vocal music at Ithaca High School in Ithaca, New York. In addition to teaching choral ensembles, she also teaches group voice lessons, AP Music Theory, and serves as the rehearsal accompanist for the annual musical production. Prior to returning to her home state of New York, Ms. Zaryski served as the Artistic Director of the Michigan State University Children and Youth Choral Program. The choral ensembles performed regularly with the MSU Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles, and collaborated frequently with community organizations for outreach concerts and events. In 2012, Ms. Zaryski prepared the MSU Children’s Choir for performances of John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Zaryski has guest conducted and accompanied choirs in New York, Massachusetts, Florida, and Michigan. Her expertise teaching music literacy in the choral rehearsal has led to invitations to present Bel Canto Solfege sessions at statewide and regional conferences, as well as graduate-level music literacy courses at Michigan State University and Drake University (Iowa).

Ms. Zaryski has taught choral, vocal, and general music in New York, Florida, and Michigan public schools, serving students in grades 5-12. She holds a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education (piano/organ) from Ithaca College.