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Kristin Marchilena

Arts Chair, Performing Arts Teacher - Appointed 2022

Graduate Degrees

  • MVP (Master of Vocal Pedagogy) candidate, Westminster Choir College, Rider University, Princeton, NJ
  • M.S.Ed. with a focus on Curriculum Design, Special Education, and Leadership, Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY
  • Kodály Level III Certificate, New York University, New York, NY

Undergraduate Degree

  • B.Mus. in Music Education, French Studies minor, New York University, New York, NY

Interests and Hobbies

  • Distance running
  • Softball and baseball (watching and playing)
  • Hiking and camping
  • Songwriting
  • Learning languages
  • Spending time with my husband and kid

Inspirational Quote

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

Brief Bio

I am so excited to (re)join the VCS faculty! From 2015-2022, I taught Middle and Upper School music at Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school in New York City. Prior to that, I taught in Vermont for three years (including one year of very part-time teaching at VCS, from 2014-2015). And before that I was in NYC from 2003-2012, for undergrad at NYU followed by my first five years of teaching. I grew up just outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, so I love cheese and the Milwaukee Brewers—and I am even part-owner (along with over 500,000 other fans) of the Green Bay Packers.

Favorite VCS moment

Orientation for new families 2022—because I was also new!

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

At Vermont Commons School, our goal is to engage students with their world. We achieve this through programs and a curriculum grounded in local and global involvement.