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Carissa Scroggins

Carissa Scroggins, Assistant Professor of Practice

Carissa Scroggins serves Southern Illinois University as Voice Area Coordinator, Opera director, and Assistant Professor of Practice in Voice. She has her Doctor of Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Northern Colorado with a secondary emphasis in musicology (2021). Dr. Scroggins is a member of several music organizations, including National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), National Opera Association, Opera America, College Music Society, and Music Teachers National Association. She also serves on NATS’s Development Committee.

Carissa Scroggins has a diverse performance resume, having been invited to perform in operas, oratorios, and concerts across the country. Her most recent opera roles include Marie from La fille du regiment [2020], Die Königin der Nacht from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte [2018], and Ännchen from Weber’s Der Freischütz [2018]. Moving forward, Carissa Scroggins is building a reputation as a Benjamin Britten and Peter Warlock interpreter, as well as a specialist in new music.

Carissa Scroggins’ current research is focused on lullabies as an art song repertoire choice and teaching community classes in how to sing to babies. Dr. Scroggins has a recording titled Beautiful Dreamer: a collection of classical lullabies She is also writing an opera using specifically undergraduate voices for young audiences she hopes to use at SIU in 2024-25.

Carissa Scroggins Office: ALT 243