Salem College’s School of Music recently promoted two faculty members to new positions. Barbara Lister-Sink was named the school’s Artistic Director while Cristy Lynn Brown was named Associate Director.
As Artistic Director, Lister-Sink will serve as the public face of the School of Music and handle the responsibility of public relations, marketing and scheduling of programs and concerts, among other duties.
Lister-Sink previously served as the Artist-in-Residence and Acting Director of the School of Music at Salem College. She also served as the first woman Dean of the School of Music from 1986 to 1992. A graduate of Smith College and recipient of the Prix d’Excellence from Utrecht Conservatory, Lister-Sink is an internationally acclaimed performer and a global leader in injury-preventive keyboard technique. She has performed as a soloist throughout Europe and North America and has collaborated with some of the world’s most distinguished musicians.
As Associate Director, Brown will handle oversight of operational budgets, organization of the School of Music web page and coordination of academic advising within the School of Music, among other duties.
Brown has been an instructor of voice at the Salem College School of Music for the past year. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, studied with the world-renowned soprano Virginia Zeani at the Indiana University School of Music and is currently continuing her graduate studies at UNC-Greensboro. She is active on both the opera and concert stage, performing at the Dayton Opera, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Opera Carolina, and Piedmont Opera, to name a few. Brown is also well known as a concert soloist throughout the Midwest and South performing with The Indianapolis Symphonic Chorale, North Carolina Symphony, Muncie Symphony, Raleigh Master Chorale and The Bach Chorale of Lafayette, IN.