Carissa Scroggins is a professor of singing at Southern Illinois University, a public institution in Illinois, USA. She is a lyric coloratura soprano, with roles like Die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), Ännchen (Der Freischütz), and Constance Fletcher (The Mother of Us All) under her belt. Her most recent performing credit was singing “Der Hölle Rache” in collaboration with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra in Colorado, USA (April 2024). Her main research is focused on lullabies in the classical art song canon and incorporating them into singers’ repertoires. Carissa’s research has led her to begin writing an opera libretto for a children’s opera for undergraduate voices.

In May 2024, Carissa held her first online lullaby workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to provide a “flash” course in singing basics to non-singers, teach them a lullaby from the classical art song literature they could sing to babies under their care, and build confidence through a group lesson structure.

Past Short Courses

Be confident singing lullabies to your baby!
Thursday 11th July 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Be confident singing lullabies to your baby!

Carissa Scroggins

This presentation talks about ways to help people feel comfortable using their voices to connect with the children in their world. Carissa Scroggins will share tools on teaching group voice lessons, specific repertoire to use, and ways to boost inexperienced voices forward on their singing journeys.