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Astrid Kroon

Berklee Study AbroadFirst Year Abroad

In Their Own Words

"Music is a part of life that makes me feel and express all kinds of emotions. To be able to transmit them and to teach others, supported by the teaching methods of Berklee, is a privilege."

"My experiences as a singer in different musical genres—such as baroque music, opera, musicals, and contemporary music—on different stages and in different countries, have led me to give lyrical and contemporary vocal instruction. [I'm] always searching for the correct technique for different styles, achieving that kind of expression in singing that shows the emotion that music awakens, getting to transmit feelings of pleasure and happiness in a connection between musician and audience."

"I consider myself fortunate to be able to help my students grow and discover their own way of making music, applying singing techniques with body expressions that show feeling, [helping them] grow in a global and complete sense." 

Career Highlights

  • Singer, soloist, and dancer in the company Broadway Dance Theater in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, doing musicals such as West Side Story (Maria), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), and All That Jazz   
  • Completed lyrical vocal studies with instructor Ángeles López Artiga at the Conservatory in Alicante, 1992–1996  
  • Soprano soloist in the Artes en Parallel program at Valencia's Palau de la Música, 1991–2002   
  • Soprano soloist for a concert tour of the Youth Orchestra of the Valencian Community, 1994  
  • Performances in the New York, New York, and Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, premieres of the musical Una Ofelia sin Hamlet, 1996 
  • Additional performances in operas such as The Magic Flute (Mozart), Porgy and Bess (Gershwin), and La cenerentola (Rossini)  
  • Recorded three albums: Famous Musicals, A Night at the Opera, and Entre dos mares
  • Director of the Polyphonic Choir Santa Cecilia de Macastre 

Awards

  • First-prize winner in the category of female voices in the International Tournament of Music in Rome, and third prize overall, 1998  

Education

  • Hilversum Jazz Conservatory, vocal studies, 1985–1989
  • Maria More Academy in Amsterdam, jazz dance, 1985–1989