Faculty Bio

Kerby Baier always had an affinity for the arts, and a strong attachment to mediums through which people can express themselves in ways they normally do not. Being a lover of learning, she found it a natural transition to study music seriously and focus on her love of performing. She quickly became obsessed with the science and art of singing which motivated her desire to share it with others. Saddened by the disparity between how highly she values the arts and how they are valued in society overall has inspired her to try and close this gap by sharing her love for singing through teaching. Kerby recieved her BM in Vocal Performance from Furman University, and followed it up with her MM from East Carolina University in Voice Performance and Vocal Pedagogy. She is particularly proud of performing the role of Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites by Poulenc with the East Carolina University Opera Theatre, which she performed while also attending graduate school. Kerby believes that every student is different, and her teaching is therefore tailored uniquely to each student’s personality and learning style. She always want to meet students where they are! She thinks that the best teachers are those that give their students tools to practice, so they can continue to make progress between lessons. Kerby’s goal is to make her so her students will one day no longer need her, but know how to assess their singing themselves.