Christopher Puckett, D.M.A.

Associate Professor

Phone: 801.832.2316


Office Location: Jewett Center ST A

Office Hours: M 2:00–3:00 p.m., Th 12:00–2:00 p.m.


D.M.A. University of Missouri-Kansas City
M.M.U. University of Northern Colorado
B.M. Wright State University


Tenor Christopher Puckett has maintained an active career as both a performer and teacher over the last decade. He has as appeared in a wide variety of concert roles, including recent appearances as the tenor soloist in Stravinsky's Les Noces at Ballet West, in Nicolo Fonte's production of Carmina Burana at Ballet West and Nevada Ballet Theatre, and in Mozart's Requiem with Salt Lake Choral Artists. A frequent interpreter of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, he appeared as the Evangelist in the St. Matthew Passion at the Southwest Area Choral Director’s Association Regional Conference in 2016 and again at the 138th Annual Messiah Festival of the Arts in 2019. Dr. Puckett made his professional operatic debut in 2008, singing Wolfram in The Tales of Hoffmann as a member of the Gerdine Young Artist’s Program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Other operatic credits include leading roles in Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Turn of the Screw, Così fan tutte, Street Scene, Cendrillon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Sonnambula, Don Giovanni, Little Women, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Susannah. Dr. Puckett is also a champion of new music, having performed in a variety of world and regional premieres. He debuted the role of Sergeant Edward Younger in the world premiere of Timothy C. Takach’s oratorio We, the Unknown with the Heartland Men’s Chorus of Kansas City, and also sang the Alabama premiere of Evan Mack’s A Little More Perfect in a newly-composed version for tenor and chamber orchestra. In addition to Bach, Dr. Puckett is an ardent interpreter of the music of Benjamin Britten and holds a particular interest in both the study and performance of the music of modern LGBTQ+ composers, frequently programming their music for the recital stage. Dr. Puckett holds degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, the University of Northern Colorado, and Wright State University. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Studies at Westminster University in Salt Lake City, UT.

Areas of Expertise

Tenor, Voice, Oratorio, Opera, Art Song, Musical Theatre

Dr. Christopher Puckett