Newbegin Joins Conservatory Faculty

Newbegin-Headshot.jpgThe Swinney Conservatory of Music has welcomed a new visiting assistant professor of music and voice for the fall, Wisconsin native Kristin Newbegin.

Newbegin comes to Central Methodist University after serving for two years as an assistant professor of voice at Missouri Western State University. In her role at Central, she will be teaching courses in applied voice and guitar tech.

“I am excited to meet my students and make music together at Central,” she said of what she is most looking forward to with the start of the semester.

The professor brings an extensive list of both teaching and performing experiences, including roles in various operas throughout the Midwest. In addition, she holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and both a master’s and a doctorate from the University of Kansas.

Outside of the classroom and other professional duties, Newbegin says she loves to spend time being active outdoors. A certified personal trainer and competitive cyclist, she and her husband – also a professional musician – often go on rides together and attend concerts. They also open their home to foster dogs and have a Weimaraner named Bently.

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