Crystal Behan

Part-time Instructor in Music

Office: Sanborn Hall 206
Email: castaben@owu.edu

Education

B.M., Hope College
M.M., The Ohio State University

About

Crystal Stabenow (Mezzo-soprano) is a devoted voice teacher with an active profile in the central Ohio area. Crystal holds a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Hope College. Her principal teachers included Dr. Robin Rice, Eileen Davis, and Dr. Margaret Kennedy-Dygas, and she also performed in master classes for Ruth Drucker and the late Richard Miller. Crystal has performed major roles in numerous operas, operettas, and musicals, from Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at OSU to Southern Ohio Light Opera’s production of The Gondoliers. From 2005 to 2011 she was an active member of the Opera Columbus professional chorus and also performed with their Education and Outreach program. As a soloist, she has premiered works at the Port Clinton Performing Arts Festival, and particularly enjoys singing German Lied. Crystal is also an Adjunct Professor at Cedarville University where she teaches voice in addition to having directed the opera ensemble, and she has been on the faculty at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Kenyon College.