Born and raised an Army brat, Kierstin (Blanchard) Bible began her musical studies taking piano lessons in Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. Throughout elementary and secondary school she was involved in musical activities including playing the clarinet and saxophone, as well as singing in her church choir. It was during her first participation in Handel's MESSIAH (at the tender age of 16) that she began to fall in love with classical vocal music. After her first week of vocal studies at Angelo State University, she was firmly hooked!
Since she began singing, Dr. Bible has performed in over forty operas, musicals and concerts as well as numerous evenings of scenes. Most recently she was seen as the Impresario in the Ozark Family Opera Company performance of Opera Idol (an updated version of Mozart's Impresario). She has also performed the role of Flora in the Heartland Opera Theatre production LA TRAVIATA and The Mother in Heartland Opera’s HANSEL AND GRETEL. Other roles include Zita in GIANNI SCHICCHI, Orlofksy in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Orpheus in ORPHEUS AND EURIDICE, Beppe in L’AMICO FRITZ, Petra in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Marcellena in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Tisbe in LA CENERENTOLA and Madame Flora in THE MEDIUM.
She has also been a featured soloist with the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Smith Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony and the American Legion Band of Kansas City.
Currently she divides her musical energy between teaching privately in her Bella Vista home, singing with the newly form SoNA Singers Chamber Choir and singing with the worship team at Grace Point Church of Northwest Arkansas. In 2015, she presented a concert at Grace Point Church that featured several of her works and then traveled to Atlanta, where she directed Le nozze di Figaro at the Harrower Opera Workshop, hosted by Georgia State University, as a Directing Intern under Carroll Freeman, the Valerie Adams Professor in Opera at Georgia State. While there, she was inspired to create Ozark Family Opera Company, a new family-centered opera company based in Northwest Arkansas. She is now focusing her energies on planning a summer intensive, starting in 2019.