Adjunct Instructor of Music
Christi Salisbury holds a Bachelor of Music in violin (2006) from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University; pursued violin studies at the Eastman School of Music (1997-2000) with Mitchell Stern and Ilya Kaler; and studied privately with Manhattan School of Music violin teacher Burton Kaplan (2002-2003). Ms. Salisbury was a violin teacher on faculty at the Monmouth Conservatory of Music in Red Bank, New Jersey (2001-2007) while working with mentor and noted teacher Irina Kowalsky.
Now in Lynchburg since 2007, Ms. Salisbury is active as a teacher and performer. In addition to teaching her private studio, Ms. Salisbury is concertmaster of the James Chamber Players, 1st violin in the James String Quartet in residence at Lynchburg College, and performs regularly with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Oratorio Society of Virginia, Opera on the James, Lynchburg Chorale Union, and other ensembles throughout central-southwest Virginia. Ms. Salisbury was violin instructor at New Covenant Strings Camp (2014) and founded, directed, and taught at Silver Birch String Camp (2007-2009). Ms. Salisbury is founder of Flying Carpet Music, an organization devoted to promoting classical, jazz, and world music, and was artistic and executive director for their annual festivals, Feast or Flower (2008) and Saudade (2009). Additionally, Ms. Salisbury is owner of the stringed instrument rental and sales business, Salisbury Strings, and was co-owner (2007-2013) of Salisbury & Heer Stringed Instruments, Inc. in Lynchburg, Virginia, which rented over 750 instruments annually to students in the region.