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Christina Mancheni

Teaching Philosophy
As a voice instructor, my primary goal is to help singers discover and develop their authentic voices. I employ a holistic pedagogy, honoring the singer as a whole person, not as the mere sum of their vocal parts. By emphasizing the importance of honoring the individual, I lay the foundation for unlocking the unique qualities each student can contribute to the artistic tapestry of the music world.

Central to my teaching philosophy is the belief that technique serves as a conduit for artistic expression. Through mastery of fundamental technical principles, singers gain the confidence to tell the story within the music and make informed artistic choices. I am dedicated to cultivating an encouraging, safe, and purposeful learning environment where students feel empowered to express their beliefs and ideas while addressing their unique learning needs.


Christina Mancheni, Soprano, is a dynamic performer known for her captivating stage presence and versatile vocal talents. She has appeared with companies such as Opera Las Vegas, Sin City Opera, Utah Opera, New Jersey State Opera, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Ocean City Pops, Chamber Music Society of North Jersey, Concert Operetta Theater. Christina was also a featured artist in the prestigious St. Bart’s Music Festival, under the direction of Maestro Steven Mercurio.  Her operatic credits include, Ma Zegner in Proving Up, Madame Hertz in Der Schauspieldirector, the title role in Alcina, Sister Genovieffa in Suor Angelia, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, The Fairy God Mother in Cendrillon, Despina in Così Fan Tutte, Papagena in The Magic Flute, and she premiered as Anne in Body of Art. Christina is a passionate advocate for operetta music with credits including Mascha in The Czarevitch, Fanchette in The Sea Cadet, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Salomea in Frederica, Nichette in Madeleine, and Mariana in Luisa Fernanda. Solo concert appearances include Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Requiem, and Vivaldi’s Gloria.

In addition to her stage accomplishments, Christina is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of vocal artists through her diverse private studio. With a passion for fostering musical diversity and artistic expression, Christina encourages her students to explore various musical styles, from classical repertoire to contemporary styles. Recognizing the importance of collaborative learning and creative exchange, Christina creates frequent opportunities for her studio members to engage in pedagogical collaboration. Christina’s dedication to education extends to her presentations of master classes, clinics, and recitals throughout the region.

Christina is co-author on the forthcoming book “50 More Ways to Abuse Your Voice: Another Singer’s Guide to a Short Career,” in collaboration with world-renowned otolaryngologist and professional voice specialist Dr. Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS, and Mary J. Hawkshaw, RN, BSN, CORLN. This publication is slated for release by Compton Publishing in early Spring 2024.

An active member of the Voice Foundation and the National Association of Teachers Singing (NATS), Christina also contributes her expertise as an adjudicator for regional competitions.

Currently, she serves as an Assistant Professor of Voice at Boise State University. She holds a Doctorate and Bachelors in Music Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Masters of Music in Voice Performance from Miami University of Ohio.