Kourtney Austin

Adjunct Professor of Music

Professor Austin received her Bachelor of Science in Vocal Music Education from Northwest Missouri State University, and her Master’s degree in Voice from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music. Additionally, Mrs. Austin received a Certificate of Vocology from the University of Iowa, and used this expertise in her own business, Heartland Healthy Voices, providing vocal health seminars, private voice lessons, and transgender voice training in Saint Louis, Missouri. She also spent 14 years as an instructor of voice for the Community Music School of Webster University and served as the Artistic Director of CHARIS, The St. Louis Women’s Chorus before moving to Texas in 2014. Mrs. Austin is an accomplished mezzo-soprano and has performed on stages across the United States in opera, oratorio, and recital. Recent roles include Freddie in The Vegans of Provincetown, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Joan in the monodrama Jehanne de Lorraine. Kourtney has served as a singing voice consultant for the University of Iowa Voice Clinic, and worked as a clinician in Voice Diagnostics. In her private teaching studio, Mrs. Austin is known for her work helping people strengthen their singing voice following a voice disorder, and several of her students have gone on to become performance scholarship recipients and competition winners. As an active member in the National Association for Teachers of Singing, the Music Educators National Conference, and the Texas Music Educators Association, Kourtney is well-respected in the voice field and continues to make her mark as a musician and a vocal health specialist.

Kourtney Austin

Adjunct Professor of Music

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Last updated: 10/03/2018