Kira King Dittfurth is an Augusta native and is excited to be a part of the VOCE team! She is an alumn of Augusta State University and holds a masters degree in voice performance from Middle Tennessee State University. She has performed such roles as “Pamina” in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote, “Alice” in Verdi’s Falstaff, and “Dido” in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. She also studied German language and literature at Middlebury College and has performed several German focused recitals. Mrs. Dittfurth has been a guest artist for a multitude of concerts and recitals since her return to Augusta. She has performed in a number of seasonal performances with the Augusta Chorale, the 2019 Relay for Life performance by “The House Band,” a voice faculty concert at Augusta University, and special performances at several churches throughout the CSRA.
Although her initial focus was on performance, Mrs. Dittfurth has found her passion in teaching and directing. She taught at the collegiate level for over ten years, including being voice faculty at Cumberland University in Tennessee, professor of music at Middle Tennessee State University, and music faculty at Georgia Military College in Augusta. Mrs. Dittfurth is the Director of Music at Marvin United Methodist Church.
As a voice teacher and coach, Mrs. Dittfurth is a firm believer in strong vocal technique. Students under Mrs. Dittfurth’s instruction focus on proper vocal technique, understanding the vocal mechanism as a whole, and overall musicianship to build a solid foundation to carry students throughout their vocal career. She teaches all genres and ages. It is never too early to learn good vocal production!
“If I could describe my teaching style in one word, it would be passionate. I am passionate about music, teaching vocal technique, inspiring passionate and intelligent music making, and, most importantly, seeing my students’ progress, not only meeting their goals, but exceeding them.”
Kira is currently available on Mondays from 2pm to 7pm.