Versatile as a teacher and performer, Kirsten is active in the Austin area as a teacher and musician. Fall of 2023 is kicking off with a new title of Director of Music & Arts at First Protestant Church in New Braunfels, TX. New projects at FPC include the creation of the Coll Street Players & First Protestant Music School. For the past seven years, Kirsten enjoyed teaching tiny humans at elementary schools in San Marcos, Colorado Springs, CO & Fairfax, VA. Many of her friends can be found singing with her in events and concerts with ATX Musical Theatre Collective (@ATXMusicalTheatreCollective).
As a pianist, private instructor, music director and church musician, Kirsten has spent the past 15+ years actively making music - highlights include numerous projects music directing for musical theatre productions. Kirsten served as the Artistic Director and the Producing Director for the City of Fairfax Theatre Company 2013-2020 and Fairfax High School's FX Players. Kirsten served on the music staff at Truro Anglican Church, Fairfax, from 2006 - 2017, filling the role of Director of Worship & Arts for Truro from 2010 to June 2014. Kirsten holds music degrees in piano and French horn from North Park University and Western Illinois University.