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Ms. Cristina Cibotar

Music – Grades K-8

M.A. Degree of Symphonic Orchestra Artist
Chamber Ensemble Artist
Professor from State University of Art in Chisihau, the Republic of Moldova.

As the music teacher at OLA for the past eleven years, my primary goal is to connect every student to the world by developing a true appreciation of music. I strive to nurture the diverse talents of my students and encourage them to continue to grow and succeed. I hope, in turn, music will matter to my students as well!

Teaching Experience

2001- present: music teacher OLA School. The program consists of teaching music theory, music history, instruments and vocals to Kindergarten through Eighth grade. I also direct the choir at school liturgies, and I compose and direct the Christmas program involving the entire student body.

1997-present: Private instructions: piano, violin, and theory all ages. Some students are members of the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra. Presently, some former students are majoring in music at various universities. 2009-present: Instructor of violin at William Jessup University.

1999-2003: Chamber instructor at First Baptist Church.

1993-1997: Violin and piano teacher Music School Stauceni, Moldova.

Orchestra Experience

As a substitute I perform in the following orchestras when needed:

  • Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Modesto Symphony Orchestra
  • Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Napa Valley Symphony Orchestra
  • California Chamber Orchestra
  • Russian Chamber Orchestra
  • Stockton Opera-Theater Orchestra
  • Stockton Symphony Orchestra

Member of the orchestra for one of Josh Groban’s concerts.
Member of the orchestra for one of Manhattan Steamroller’s concerts.
I also performed in the following orchestras on full time basis from 1993-1999:

  • Orchestra of the Opera-Theater Studio in Moldova
  • Member of the Violinists of Moldova.

Music Production

“Two of us”: A CD consisting of a compilation of compositions for violin.

Travel Experience

Various concert tours through Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, and Romania from 1993-1999.

“When we sing, we pray twice”~ Saint Augustine

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