Assistant Professor; Music; Theatre;
Byars Hall, 010
Professor Christianne Roll serves as an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Music at Emory & Henry College, where her main focus is Musical Theatre. In Theatre, she teaches Voice for the Stage, Introduction to Acting, and Musical Theatre. In addition, she directs and musically directs two main stage theatre productions each year. In Music, she teaches Applied Voice, Aural Skills, and directs the Womens Ensemble.
Christianne received her Masters degree in Music and Music Education, with a vocal emphasis, from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts. Christianne is currently a member of a doctoral cohort at Columbia University. Prior to her time at Emory & Henry, Christianne taught as an applied voice teacher as a graduate student at Columbia University, and was the music director for the theatrical production shows of Norwegian Cruise Lines.
As a singer, Christianne has soloed at Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall, has been the principal singer for Norwegian Cruise Lines, and has sung the National Anthem for the Philadelphia Eagles and on The Roseanne Show. Recent performance credits include productions at the Goodspeed Opera House, the Lucille Lortel Theatre, the York Theatre, and being a finalist in the BBCs international vocal competition, “Voice of Musical Theatre,” in Cardiff, Wales. Christianne remains active as a recitalist and soloist and is a member of the Actors Equity Association.
Professor Roll is an active workshop presenter at the Virginia Theatre Association and the Southeastern Theatre Conference on audition technique and vocal health issues. She is also a member of the College Music Society and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Research: Recent research includes creating reliable assessment measures for musical theatre singing, and evaluating gender stereotyping of musical instruments.
Upcoming Research: Upcoming research involves the pedagogy of high belt singing in females, and the department location of musical theatre applied voice faculty in the college and university setting.
B.F.A. New York University, M.A. Columbia University