Soprano, CHRISTINA HOWELL is an award-winning recipient of prizes including the Max Berman Opera Prize, The Boris Goldovsky Award for Excellence in Operatic Acting and artist awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Dr. Howell was a two-time district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions, a semi-finalist in the National Stewart Awards and winner of the Charlotte Opera Guild Vocal Competition. She has received acclaim for operatic, oratorio and chamber performances. Oratorio performance credits include Requiems by Mozart and Fauré, The Mozart C Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah and Orff’s Carmina Burana. Operatic performance credits include roles such as Gilda in Rigoletto, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, and South Carolina Educational Television’s production of the opera, Roman Fever by Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Robert Ward.