Kiki Porter is an incoming masters student in choral conducting at Butler University and a conducting fellow with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. She is in her fourth year at Oberlin Conservatory and will be graduating in June with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. She was introduced to musicianship early in life as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus, where she sang in more than 250 performances in 16 different operas over seven years. She continued to develop her singing through All-State & All-Eastern choirs and summers at Interlochen Arts Camp, where she eventually became a counselor. She made her college opera debut as Peaseblossom in Oberlin Opera Theater’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Kiki sang in the Oberlin College Choir, the Chamber Singers Ensemble, and the Seraphic Fire’s Choral Institute.
Kiki is Choir Director at Oberlin’s First United Methodist Church. She also conducted spiritual and classical pieces with Oberlin College Choir and Chamber Singers and served as assistant director in Oberlin Opera Theater's production of Handel’s Acis and Galatea. During the COVID-19 lockdowns, she virtually conducted and assembled a rendition of Brandon Ulrich’s “A Heaven Full of Stars” with Dr. Gregory Ristow.
Kiki looks forward to learning from Dr. Eric Stark and receiving the honor of working with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir!