Kerri Thompson

Vocal Instructor

When one studies something so personal as voice, you begin to learn more about yourself. It is through our exploration of healthy singing that we find out who we truly are and what we bring to the musical experience. Healthy singing leads to soulfulness and soulfulness can often influence the freedom of our instrument.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Kerri has been singing publicly in New York since the age of six. She attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and Performing Arts, where she received instruction in voice, theory, music history, and opera theatre. Kerri is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory with a Bachelor’s Degree in Voice Performance. During her time at time at Oberlin, she focused mostly on classical art song and role study through opera scene work.

Extremely passionate about choral music, Kerri studied both choral conducting and pedagogy for several years at Oberlin and during her summers at Westminster Choir College. She is an active chorus member herself, having performed most recently with Oberlin Choir, MasterVoices and the Oratorio Society of New York.

Kerri is a private voice instructor at BMS and teaches choir and group piano in the Arts Reaching Youth after school program. Kerri believes in creating a strong technical foundation based in classical technique for all genres, so that students may grow to us their personal experiences to find their true voice and make remarkable, honest music.