UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Lecturer of Music
D.M.A., Applied Performance in Voice, University of Minnesota
M.A., Applied Performance in Voice, Eastern Michigan University
B.A., Applied Performance in Voice, Bethel College
Applied Voice, Class Voice, Vocal Choral Pedagogy
Soprano Krista Palmquist teaches Applied Voice, Vocal and Choral Pedagogy, and Class Voice. She earned the Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN; the Master of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University in Y Ypsilanti, MI; and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota.
As a professional choral singer she enjoyed a busy life of rehearsing, performing, touring, and recording with the Dale Warland Singers up through the organization's final season in 2004. Through that group, she met, sang for, and worked with many of the great choral composers of our day. Among her many outstanding experiences with the group were singing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival and singing on the Grammy-nominated recording of Dominick Argento's Walden Pond.
Currently, she is very active performer of choral and solo singing in the Twin Cities. Besides being a section leader, soloist, and cantor at the Cathedral of St. Paul, she also sings with Phillip Brunelle's Vocal Essence Ensemble Singers. She performs, records and tours with Vocal Essence, and also can be heard on the radio on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion show.
Although she enjoys singing with choral ensembles, she finds the most happiness in the simple art song recital. Together with pianist Tom Bartsch she performs a few recital per year of classical songs from a variety of musical periods and foreign languages. She is equally enthusiastic about preparing her own voice students for their art song recitals, too.