Kristen discovered a passion for composing music at the age of five. By the time she was eight, she had enrolled at the International Music Syndicate and graduated ten years later as an honor graduate. She excelled in piano performance with a strong focus on composition, arranging and orchestration. At the age of 12, several of her compositions were selected to be published by the Contemporary Composers Circle (CCC) Music Company. Two years later, The FJH Music Company approached Kristen to begin composing and arranging pieces to be published.
She has performed an original composition at Ariana Richards’ (Lex/Jurassic Park and featured artist for the CCC) wedding event. She has also performed original compositions at events featuring Jackson Berkey (pianist/co-founder of Mannheim Steamroller), Nadejda Vlaeva (concert pianist), Debbie Turner (Marta/The Sound of Music), Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu/It’s a Wonderful Life), David Lanz and David Nevue.
Kristen has received numerous commissions from organizations worldwide and continues to compose for the CCC and FJH Music Company. In addition to piano composition, Kristen continues to compose orchestral pieces for various forms of visual and digital media such as commercials, videos, website music, and video games. She is also composing and orchestrating for documentary film and cinema. In the spring of 2017 Kristen’s music premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in the documentary film, The Boatmaker.