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Ms. Christina Hartke-Towell

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Ms. Christina Hartke-Towell, Lecturer, Violin / Viola / Orchestra
Program/Dept: Music, Theatre and Dance
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: BME, Indiana University
Contact Info:
Baird Music Hall 120
chtowell@roadrunner.com
Phone: 606.783.2198

Bio

Image - Gold Square "I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with the growing Morehead State University Orchestra program.  We have been so lucky to have the opportunity to bring in great world renown artist and clinicians to perform at the annual Virginia R. Harpham Honor String Orchestra Day."  

Christina Hartke-Towell is presently directing the MSU Orchestra and teaching lessons in applied violin and viola at Morehead State University. She holds a bachelors degree in Music Education with an emphasis on string pedagogy from Indiana University and has completed graduate courses in music, music education and string pedagogy at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (CCM). While at CCM, Ms. Hartke-Towell assisted with and conducted the Cincinnati Junior Strings. She has also been teaching private string lessons and ensembles since 1985.

Ms. Hartke-Towell is also teaching privately in the Morehead area. She has taught general music in schools in Kentucky and Indiana. Before moving to Morehead she taught strings and orchestras in public and private schools in Bloomington, Indiana. She also established the first Junior High Orchestra program in Greene County, Indiana.

As a violinist Ms Hartke-Towell has a wide performing experience from Symphony Orchestras to Jazz Bands, and Rock Bands. She has performed Leonard Bernstein's Mass under the composer's baton with the Indiana University Summer Orchestra at Tanglewood. She also has recorded for National Public Radio with the Indiana University Orchestra performing Brahm's Requiem and a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Mass. She has performed with the Lexington Philharmonic, The Owensboro Symphony, Terre Haute Symphony, Richmond Symphony, and Evansville Symphony Orchestra. She has also played with the Indiana University Jazz Ensemble, the Canada Winter Games Jazz Quintet, and Jif and the Choosy Mothers.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

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Theatre Major, Morehead, KY "Before coming to MSU I didn't have the slightest idea what I wanted to do with my life. After running wardrobe for two shows here at MSU, I discovered that theatre, specifically costumes, is a passion. I feel extremely lucky to work with such a talented group of individuals, students and faculty alike. Thanks to the MSU Theatre Program, after two semesters and one costume internship, I feel that when I finish my degree I will be fully prepared to go out into the world and work in professional theatre."

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