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Christi M. McLain, D.M.A.

Christi M. McLain, D.M.A.

Clinical Faculty in Music; Coker Community Music Program; Coordinator of Vocal Studies

  • D.M.A., Arizona State University
  • M.M., Arizona State University
  • B.M., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“I came to Coker with the promise to make a difference in my students’ lives. As an artist, we train our entire lives hoping to inspire change in people. Coker has allowed me to do just this. With the intimate community at Coker, my husband, Dr. Jerron Jorgensen, and I are given the artistic freedom to practice our art and give students the tools to grow themselves as artists and academics.”

Soprano Christi McLain, DMA is celebrated for her invigorating and thoughtful interpretations of contemporary American opera and has performed throughout the United States, Germany, Austria, Ireland, and Luxembourg. Highlights as a soloist include performances with the Hartford Symphony, Greater Middletown Chorale, Hartford Chorale, Hartford Opera Theater, Opera Theater of Connecticut, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Connecticut Concert Opera, Hartt Opera Theatre, and the Phoenix Symphony. Dr. McLain received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Master’s and Doctorate from Arizona State University.