A world-class singer, director and composer, Kristen Toedtman has performed as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Britt Festival Orchestra, Corona del Mar Festival Orchestra, Baltimore Concert Artists and Musica Angelica orchestras at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and various other venues around the country. She is a long time singer with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and has sung on the soundtracks of Frozen, Minions, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Godzilla and others. Kristen loves to inspire others to sing and is dedicated to the exploration of music as a healing paradigm. With her partner Chris Pumphrey, she sings songs of healing and praise for the wonders of creation with the intention to create space for listeners to meditate, heal and explore their inner worlds. She has led singers in homeless shelters, health clinics, City Hall and Skid Row. As Director of the Community Chorus of Peabody, she brought the choir through the pandemic, emerging to at last share the stage with Marin Alsop and the BSO in a new realization of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony as a part of the Global Ode to Joy project.
As a bandleader and songwriter, Kristen has played the Bootleg Theater and Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, Pianos and Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, and a variety of outdoor festivals. She has two self-released records of original material, available on all online platforms as well as on her website.