Christy Turnbow joined the Conservatory in 2016 and is an assistant professor of voice specializing in voice for musical theater.
Turnbow has more than a decade of teaching experience in both private studio and collegiate settings. She is a member of the musical theater voice faculty at Montclair State University. Prior to her M.F.A. work, she was an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University in the contemporary voice department. She was the director of the Hale Center Academy for the Performing Arts at the Hale Center Theater in Orem, Utah. Turnbow has experience as a technician for both classical and musical theater repertoire and has had some training in pop/rock, as well.
Turnbow also has more than a decade of performing experience. She played Marian Paroo on the national tour of the Susan Stroman revival of The Music Man. She has also been seen as Marguerite in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Fiona in Brigadoon, and Guinevere in Camelot. Recently, her performance experiences have ranged from Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte to Maria in Love’s Labour’s Lost and have culminated in her one-woman show called I Was Here!, which explores the definition of a diva.
Turnbow has a B.A. in vocal performance and pedagogy from Brigham Young University, and she obtained an M.F.A. in musical theater voice teaching from Penn State University.
In Their Own Words
I work simultaneously on traditional bel canto technique and mix/belt technique that comes from healthy speech-based sounds. Whether singing in legit or contemporary styles, I encourage truthful storytelling from the very first vocalise.