Chris Arroyo graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Music degree. She received her Master of Voice Performance degree from Manhattan School of Music (MSM) where she was invited to be a part of Ellen Faull's voice studio. Among some of Miss Faull's students were Sarah Brightman, Gwen Verdon, Dawn Upshaw, Audra McDonald, Ashley Putnam, Gianna Rolandi, Youngok Shin, and Veronica Villarroel. Lou Galterio (assistant director to Beverly Sills at New York City Opera) was her opera director at MSM where she created the roles of the Novice in Suor Angelica and Mimi in La Boheme where she sang opposite Walter Tunrbull, the late former director of The Harlem Boys Choir. She studied languages with Thomas Grubb (French), Donald Hall (German), Nicholas Granito (Italian) and Dorothy Uris (English) Her opera coach was LeeAnn Hillmer and recital coaches were Margo Garrett and Martha Schlamma who performed in cabaret shows with Kurt Weill.
After graduating from MSM she coached Broadway repertoire with Jeff Lipham and recording technique with Mario Sprouse. Her performing experiences included performances with John Brownlee Opera Company of MSM, New York Lyric Opera, soprano soloist in Bach's Magnificat with The Manhattan School of Music Chorus, soloist in concert with Jerome Hines, commercial recording work, and performed two summer seasons with The American Music Theater (The Young Americans) Musical theatre rolls include Fiona in Brigadoon and The Baker's Wife in Into The Woods.
While Chris loves to sing, teaching voice is her passion. For twenty five years she has had a private voice studio in Miami. She taught ten years at New World School of the Arts at the opening of the school and left when her own studio overflowed. Many successful students have been taught by Chris. She has among her students a Grammy recipient, Three Tony Award winners (one who has won twice), numerous Drama Desk Award winners, five Miss Florida's, one Miss America, four Young Arts winners (3 of whom were level one winners and one who won the Presidential Scholar) and twenty three of her students have had Broadway contracts, both on Broadway and Broadway national touring companies. And several have followed in her footsteps and teach. She is currently working on getting her book "Theory for the Singer" published.