Ryan Manni interviews Cris Frisco, tenor and vocal coach. He discusses his path from studying liberal arts to directing musical theater and coaching, the changing role of musical theater at Westminster Choir College, and his budding work as a solo vocalist.
- 0:25: Musical upbringing
- 1:55: Introduction to Westminster Choir College, work as member of musical theater faculty
- 2:43: Influences of these experiences on his professional development
- 3:20: Unique perspective as a teacher
- 5:49: Background in liberal arts
- 7:05: Observations on the changes at Westminster and the school’s contribution to the community
- 8:24: Work in Princeton outside of Westminster
- 9:10: Reflections on working with non-musician actors versus working with musical theater singers
- 11:18: Work as an actor and vocalist, late introduction to solo performance
- 13:34: Work at Westminster as a foundation for his teaching career
- 15:51: Effects of changing the location of the musical theater program
- 17:10: Changing in career direction from working on full productions to more diverse pursuits
- 18:45: Appreciation for his rigorous musical upbringing
- 23:35: Closing thoughts on the direction of his career, role in Princeton
You can read Ryan’s reflections on this interview here.