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Christin Barnhardt, Class of '02

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Music

Graduate Degree: Westminster Choir College ’07

Master of Music, Sacred Music

Master of Music, Piano

Pedagogy & Performance

Currently: Director of Music Ministries at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, NC

“I chose Salem for the caliber of the music program and the opportunity to work closely with Professor Barbara Lister-Sink...Because of the intimate nature of the school, she was able to be more than a professor. In her Salem piano studio, at lunch in the Refectory, or at her house, where she often hosted piano parties, she was my mentor, supporting and challenging me to be the best musician and pianist I could be.

Salem’s unique programming also gave me the freedom to explore and discover on my own. My second year, I went to St. Petersburg, Russia...I studied the arts culture in Russia from music and ballet to history. Observing choir rehearsals in St. Petersburg confirmed my love for choral music and, through I didn’t know it at the time, I gained skills from observing choir rehearsals that I use now as I lead my choirs.”

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