Christy is currently a senior at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she is majoring in violin performance. She is studying with Dr. Eka Gogichashvili and playing in the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, which has won The American Prize award every year since she has been a member of the BSO. She has studied in a series of master class sessions with Kevork Mardirossian and Simon Fischer and in 2018 performed at Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival for an internship in Twisp, WA. She plays with the Waco Symphony as well.
Christy began performing at the very young age of three, and has been studying violin for 18 years. Her mother, Allison, started her violin studies using the Suzuki Violin Method and studied with her aunt, Valerie Sullivan for many years. In previous summers, Christy attended the Sound Encounters Music Camp, participating in Master Classes with Brian Lewis, Professor of Violin, University of Texas, and David Kim, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra. In the 2012-2014 seasons, as a high school Sophomore, Junior and Senior, Christy played as the Concertmaster of the Wichita Youth Symphony, in which was a participant for 8 years. Christy won the Youth Talent Award in 2014 and soloed with the Wichita Youth Symphony in 2015.
In more recent years Christy has performed in Uptown Violins for various events such as Aston Martin of Dallas, AIA Dallas, the Orpheum in Wichita, the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Arlington Hall in Dallas, The Four Seasons Dallas, and Botanica in Wichita.
In addition, Christy studied piano for 12 years under the tutelage of Verna Riney, and 2 more years under Dr. Terry Lynn Hudson at Baylor. She also received instruction in dance for 10 years at Kansas Dance Academy and was a member of the Wichita Collegiate Dance team. Christy exceled on the stage when either playing her violin or performing in the school musical productions such as “Anything Goes” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” In her role as the angel “Charity” along with her ensemble, they were nominated for the 2014 Jester Award for Best Small Ensemble in “Anything Goes”.
She is a natural-born performer.