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Kristin Huggins, Professor of Voice

Phone: (903) 675-6230


Studio: FA101

Office: G235

Office Hours:  Appointments available upon request.


  • Doctorate in Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Baylor University
    • Dissertation: “Investigating voice classification protocols of applied voice faculty and choral directors in undergraduate vocal programs: A quantitative causal-comparative study”
  • Master of Music, Vocal Performance with a concentration in Opera Performance, Highest Academic Honors, New England Conservatory of Music
  • Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance, summa cum laude, Abilene Christian University



Dr. Kristin Huggins currently acts as the Division Chair of Fine Arts & Kinesiology at Trinity Valley Community College, overseeing 25 full-time, adjunct, and dual credit faculty within the music, art, drama, dance, photography, and kinesiology departments. She has also taught undergraduate music courses as the Professor of Voice with the Music Department for over 10 years, where she oversees the TVCC Vocal Studio, offering Applied Voice courses to majors, non-majors, and musical theatre majors. Additional taught courses include American Music, Music Appreciation, Italian Diction, German Diction, and French Diction. 

In Spring 2024, Dr. Huggins stepped in as Interim Choir Director over TVCC’s choral program. Combining Cardinal Singers with the show choir Encore, she developed the Spring 2024 concert program to actively reflect both styles of choral genres, titled: “Harmony on Stage & Screen: Tales from Operas, Musicals, and Movie Scores”. Dr. Huggins also forged relationships with the choir program at Tyler Junior College, and secured a joint concert in April 2024 with TJC choirs, presenting two major choral works: John Rutter’s Gloria and Faure’s Requiem.

Previously, Kristin served as the Writing Consultant for Baylor University’s Graduate School, as the Music Director for annual spring musical productions with the TVCC Theatre Department, and as the Faculty Sponsor for the National Association for Music Educators, presenting annual workshops over Professional Development and Audition Techniques for Trinity Valley collegiate chapter members.

Her operatic roles include Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Despine in Cosí fan tutte, Rose in Kurt Weill’s Street Scenes, Miss Havisham in Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night, Blondchen in Entführung aus dem Serail, Baby Doe in Ballad of Baby Doe, Titania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, and Miss Wordsworth from Britten’s Albert Herring. She has also been featured multiple times as a semi-finalist with the Lois Alba Aria Competition in Houston, TX, shortly before her international debut in Latvia. January 2016 marked her Meyerson Symphony Center debut with the Dallas Choral Festival, performing Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. Apart from her operatic and choral work, Dr. Huggins can also be heard as a backup singer and violinist in the following contemporary Christian albums: “Open,” “Nothing is Impossible: LIVE,” “Amen” with Wade Huggins, and “For House and Home” with Carroll Street Worship. 

Dr. Huggins received her Doctorate in Education from Baylor University’s College of Education. Her dissertation, “Investigating Voice Classification Protocols of Undergraduate Applied Voice Faculty and Choral Directors” was a causal-comparative quantitative study seeking to establish foundational data on current classification practices within American higher education vocal programs. Dr. Huggins’ research explores vocal pedagogy techniques in the applied studio setting, voice classification protocols, and the power of experiential learning through performance practice methods in higher education music programs. She was selected as a Finalist for Dissertation of the Year Award with Baylor's School of Graduate Studies.

Kristin also received her M.M. in Vocal Performance with Highest Academic Honors from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, and her B.M. in Vocal Performance summa cum laude from Abilene Christian University.