Kristen Turner is an adjunct faculty member in musicology at NC State University. She is a magna cum laude graduate in Music Performance on oboe from UNC-Greensboro and has earned Master of Arts degrees in Musicology from the Eastman School of Music and UNC-Chapel Hill. She is currently completing her doctoral work at UNC-Chapel Hill with a dissertation entitled “The end of ‘American Opera’: The Transformation of Opera in English Translation between 1880 and 1917.”
Before coming to NC State, Kristen taught at Peace College (now William Peace University), St. Augustine’s College, North Carolina Wesleyan College and Shaw University. She has played oboe with many groups in the Raleigh area including the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra, the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, the Tar River Symphony, the North Carolina Wind Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.