The American soprano, Kjrste Hillig, attended Chapman University in Orange, California, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She then attended the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) in New York City, New York. While at MSM, she was a member of the Opera Studio and the Opera Outreach Program.
While living in New York City, Kjrste Hillig worked as a Teaching Artist and Associate Staff Developer for Education Through Music (“ETM”) teaching keyboard and general music to grades K-6. She married Rob Hillig on December 30, 2000. She now lives in Los Angeles, California.