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Prof. Kristin Cochran

Kristin Cochran Prof. Kristin Cochran
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Kristin (Grassi) Cochran is an accomplished lead and background singer with 20 years of vocal training and 15 years of performance experience, both encompassing classical, pop, rock, jazz and theater styles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and was awarded DownBeat Magazine's "Best College Jazz Vocalist in the Nation" in 2007. 

Kristin began her love of singing in theater and has had leading roles in various stage productions of "Footloose", "The Rocky Horror Show", "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown", "Bye Bye Birdie", "Into the Woods", and "Snoopy!", to name a few. She also worked at the famous piano bar "Don't Tell Mama" in Midtown Manhattan, where she sang alongside Broadway and movie stars alike.

Kristin is one of the most versatile singers in the tri-state area, having been featured in Broadway reviews, jazz bands, small acoustic pop groups, wedding bands, 80s pop/rock tributes and classic rock bands, to singing in large theatre review shows including Roy Orbison, David Bowie and Tom Petty. She spends the majority of her time working on various styles and genres of music, making her a marketable, working professional. In 2012 she joined the Jersey Shore's legendary rock band, Brian Kirk & The Jirks, where she currently plays 200 shows a year. (

Kristin has shared the stage with legends including David Bryan (Bon Jovi), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Bobby Bandiera (Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen), Southside Johnny (Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes), Elliot Lurie (Looking Glass), Frankie Previte (writer, "I've Had the Time of My Life", Dirty Dancing), Gary U.S. Bonds, and Gene Cornish (The Rascals).

In addition to teaching at Kutztown University, Kristin is a team member at ET Studio Productions in Staten Island, where she coaches students in pop/rock/country and theater styles of singing. (