Associate Professor of Musical Theatre Musical Theatre Program Coordinator
Taking the time to get to know every student, finding out how each student learns, and giving them the tools they need to successfully progress through levels of development are the ways I exhibit my philosophy of supportive, constructive teaching. This is my approach whether I am teaching a voice lesson, an acting class, or musically directing. I aim to gain my students trust, not only as a theatre professional, but also as a mentor.
building is Honeyman Pavilion
- room is 116
Christianne Roll received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the CAP21 studio of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. As a student at NYU, she was a Tisch Scholar and selected as one of the top performers of her class. She received her Master and Doctoral degrees from Columbia University, focusing on musical theatre vocal pedagogy. As a member of the Actors’ Equity Association, Christianne has performed at the Goodspeed Opera House, the Lucille Lortel Theatre, the York Theatre, and internationally as the principal singer for Norwegian Cruise Lines. She has soloed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and The White House, and has sung the National Anthem for the Philadelphia Eagles. Christianne competed in the BBC’s international vocal competition, “Voice of Musical Theatre,” in Cardiff, Wales, and was a finalist of that competition. As an educator, Christianne has served as the music director for Norwegian Cruise Lines, and started the musical theatre program at Emory & Henry College. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and is an active presenter at the Voice Foundation, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and the Florida Theatre Conference. Her research on musical theatre singing is published in the Journal of Singing and the Journal of Voice. Christianne was asked to serve as the American representative on a panel discussion of musical theatre singing technique at the international Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance conference in Perth, Australia.