Christina CrivelliOverture Strings Director, Prelude Strings Assistant Conductor

Ms. Christina Crivelli is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and is currently working towards her Masters. While attending IUP, Ms. Crivelli studied with violinist Dr. Stanley Chepaitis, former concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony, and Alejandra Urrutia, former concertmaster of the Concepcion Symphony Orchestra in Chile. She has furthered her studies at the University of the Arts in Villanova and Ohio State University. Ms. Crivelli is a member of the American String Teachers Association and Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. She has participated in numerous workshops studying with top names in string pedagogy including Robert Gillespie, Bob Phillips, Anne Witt, and Sandra Dackow.

Ms. Crivelli serves as the director of the PYPO Overture Strings and assistant conductor of the Prelude Strings. During the weekdays, Ms. Crivelli is the Intermediate School strings teacher in the South Fayette School District. She maintains an extensive studio of violin and viola students in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and has worked with orchestras in the Beaver Area, East Allegheny, Moon Area, Seneca Valley, Bethel Park and Chartier’s Valley School Districts. She has performed on violin with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic, Johnstown Symphony and Washington Symphony Orchestras. Her performances have taken her overseas where she has performed at numerous concert halls in Germany, Austria and Prague. She is the founding member, manager and violinist with the Three Rivers String Quartet and has recorded albums with several local artists as well as performed on stage with country singer LeAnn Rimes.

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