Kristina Rose Buck, a classically-trained mezzo-soprano, earned her Master of Music in Performance degree from Loyola University New Orleans, where she studied under
Ellen and Philip Frohnmayer. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Arkansas Tech University, under the tutelage of Holly Ruth Gale. She is currently a Visiting
Lecturer of Music at UA Little Rock teaching applied voice, diction, and vocal pedagogy. Prior to her time at UA Little Rock, she served as part-time faculty at Arkansas Tech University for 17 years, where she was recognized with the 2022 Adjunct Faculty Award for excellence in teaching. While at ATU, she taught applied voice, class voice, class piano, and introduction to music. She also taught applied voice at both Harding University and the University of the Ozarks.
In addition to her university appointments, Mrs. Buck has worked as a music minister, children’s choir director, cantor, and freelance musician. Her professional affiliations
include membership in NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, where she held state and regional office
positions. A frequent adjudicator at Arkansas and Southern Region NATS competitions, Mrs. Buck’s students also consistently earn high ratings at these events. Mrs. Buck resides in Conway with her husband, Casey, orchestra director at Conway Public Schools and section cellist with the Arkansas Symphony. They have two daughters, Abigail and Adia, who of course both love to sing!