Assistant Professor of Voice
Kimberly Roberts, Assistant Professor of voice, was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has enchanted audiences across the nation with her performances of Countless Almaviva in Le Nozze de Figaro, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Magda in La Rondine, Magda in The Consul, and the title role in Susannah. She has also performed as the soprano soloist in Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder, Barber’s Andromache’s Farewell and Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Handel’s Messiah, Verdi’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Rutter’s Requiem. She is a frequent recitalist throughout the US and Western Europe and specializes in the works of Sven Lekberg and other American Neo-Romantics. Dr. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Music in Education from Simpson College, as well as Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Vocal Performance from Louisiana State University.
Additionally, Dr. Roberts maintains a private studio of emerging professional singers and is the voice instructor for the Des Moines Metro Opera. Her students perform with many of the nation’s great houses and programs, including Merola, Glimmerglass, Wolf Trap, St. Louis Opera Theatre, Spoleto, Winter Opera St. Louis, Chautauqua Opera, Central City, Santa Fe Opera, Utah Opera, Tri Cities Opera, Minnesota Opera, the Kansas City Lyric, and the Des Moines Metro Opera. Her students are also consistently national and regional finalists in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, in addition to other national and international competitions.
- D.M.A in Vocal Performance – Louisiana State University (2007)
- M.M. in Vocal Performance – Louisiana State University (2003)
- B.M. in Education – Simpson College (1998)