New Online Vocal Series 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.Singing is our birthright! We have been breathing since the day we were born and will continue to breathe until the day we die. We use our voices every day for all sorts of purposes: from the quotidian to the divine, from ordering food to whispering words of love. We are experts at both these things. We are all singers.

Have you always loved singing but want to know more about what's going on inside? How to hit notes with more reliability? How to expand your range, how to connect to your breath? 

This workshop is for singers who want to dive deeper into the craft of singing and for those who are new to singing and for all who would like a weekly tune-up, no matter where you are in your journey.

The online format is terrific for finding your own comfortable space to sing and explore your voice. What we'll cover in the three classes:

  • The voice as an instrument - what makes it similar to other instruments and beautifully unique
  • How to "warm up" your voice - when to do it, how to do it and why
  • Technique to carry with you and bring more consistency & reliability to your singing
  • Apply the technique to songs we'll learn and sing together
  • Harmony basics and exercises for harmonizing
  • Each class has an opportunity for 2 students to have an "open coaching." Sign up at start of class. 

Join me for all three classes or drop in as you're available. 

Register Now!

Grab a friend and sing this song for Baltimore! 

Sing this song with your friends and share your version with the world to show your support for Baltimore's Ceasefire anniversary this August. On August 4th, the Community Chorus of Peabody will lead a Community Sing at the Celebrate Life event in downtown Baltimore  and we'll end with this song. Sing with us virtually by uploading your video with the tags #baltimoreceasefire #ceasefireSING and #communitychorusofpeabody. Make it your own, sing your own version, just send us your love!

Returning to the Britt Festival in Oregon 

I'm thrilled to announce I'll be returning to Jacksonville, OR for the beautiful Britt Festival Orchestra series backing up the wonderful Measha Brueggergosman on a new piece of music by Gabriel Kahane entitled "emergency shelter intake form." It explores the reality of facing the need to fill out such a form, a reality for many of our neighbors and fellow citizens.

Upcoming Shows

Previous events

Desert X - new work by Lita Albuquerque

Sunnylands, 37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Commissioned to write a piece to accompany the latest work by Lita Albuquerque at the art summit called Desert X at Sunnylands, this opening performance will include a new composition by Kristen for 15 voices, with 3 dancers. A recording will accompany the full exhibit on display throughout the festival.

Jacaranda Music Presents AMERICAN BERSERK with Lyris Quartet & dancers Christopher Taylor & Gloria Cheng, pianos Jacaranda Chamber Orchestra Holly Sedillos, soprano; Zanaida Robles, soprano; Kristen Toedtman, alto Mark Alan Hilt, conductor Curated by Patrick Scott

Louis Moreau Gottschalk: The Banjo; Ojos Criollos; Pasquinade Scott Joplin: Paragon Rag; Bethena; Maple Leaf Rag Art Tatum/Duke Ellington: In a Sentimental Mood Art Tatum/Original Dixieland Jazz Band: Tiger Rag Thelonius Monk: Ruby My Dear Conlon Nancarrow: Prelude Op. 5 John Adams: American Berserk; John's Book of Alleged Dances; Grand Pianola Music