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Laurissa Backlin


Associate Professor of Music

Office Hours

  • TBD


  • DMA, University of North Texas (2013)
  • MM, Temple University (2004)
  • BM, Wheaton College, (2000)

Areas of Expertise

  • Classical Voice
  • Diction
  • Aural Theory

Research Interests

  • Benefits of singing duets and ensembles in the vocal studio

Professional Certifications/Experiences

  • Member of National Association of Teachers of Singing and College Music Society
  • Soloist with Orpheus Chamber Singers (Dallas, TX) and The Philadelphia Singers
  • Soloist in oratorio and concert works such as Messiah, Israel in Egypt, Gloria, Requiem, Vespers of 1610, Stabat Mater
  • Guest master class clinician at Tarleton State University and Mississippi State University
  • Voice instructor at Mississippi Summer Arts Institute (2015)


  • Play piano