Dr. Christine Renée Kralik is Adjunct Cello Professor of Music at Angelo State University where she teaches applied Low Strings. Dr. Kralik is a thriving young professional cellist who received her Doctorate of Musical Arts with an emphasis in cello performance from Texas Tech University in May of 2018. She holds a Masters in Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Utah. She studied cello performance with Jeffrey Lastrapes at Texas Tech University, Cleveland Orchestra cellist Richard Weiss at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Utah Symphony cellist Pegsoon Whang at the University of Utah.
Dr. Kralik was principle cellist of the Texas Tech Symphony Orchestra for all three years of her Doctoral studies, providing her with many opportunities to solo and lead. She performed in many recitals with faculty and students, participated in premiere recording sessions, performed as a TMEA soloist, was an active member of the Graduate String Quartet, has performed with symphonies all over west Texas, is a member of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and has performed in chamber ensembles in the communities of Lubbock and San Angelo on many occasions. Along with holding a busy performance schedule, Dr. Kralik finds great joy in teaching. She teaches students in the communities of San Angelo and Lubbock as well as her collegiate level students at Angelo State University.
In the summer of 2018 Dr. Kralik joined as faculty for the Tennessee’s Governor’s School for the Arts, where she worked closely with students in master-classes and sectionals. Dr. Kralik performed demanding chamber music with the other distinguished faculty throughout the duration of Governor’s School. Dr. Kralik also returned to teach cello for a second summer at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. Dr. Kralik performs on a German Wilhelm Hammig cello dated 1907.