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Krista is both a violist and violinist residing in St Paul, Minnesota.  Krista
manages and performs with the
Sonorous Strings, which make up three
chamber groups that play frequently throughout the twin cities.  The
Broadway Swider Duo, in which she and her husband Jeremy Swider (also a violinist and violist) perform, have been featured on the
Bluefin Bay Concert Series in Tofte, Minnesota.  Krista is the first violinist in the
Sonorous String Quartet, and also serves as violist for the Red Rose Trio, a Sonorous Strings group composed of violin, viola and cello.  She studied both violin performance and pedagogy with Andrzej Grabiec in the Moore's School of Music at the University of Houston, earning a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance.  Krista has also studied with Sally O'Reilly, Mary West, Aaron Janse, Leonard Posner, Jennifer Bourianoff and Beth Blackerby.  In addition to studying with these teachers, Krista
performed on a master class given by Donald Weilerstein.

Krista has taught for over
twenty years now and has a thriving studio where she enjoys teaching varied age groups violin, viola and/or chamber music.  Krista is a former faculty member at St Joseph’s School of Music in St Paul, MN, Minnesota Valley Academy in Burnsville, MN, K and S Conservatory in Woodbury, MN, and Sage
mont Centre for the Arts in Houston, TX.