Christina Tran is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education with a concentration in Voice at Western Connecticut State University. Her heavy passion for choral works along with 8 years of piano lessons perpetuated her love for music at a young age. She was an ensemble member in the Connecticut Music Educators Association’s (CMEA) Southern Middle and High School Regionals Choirs from 2013-2017 and CMEA All-States in Spring of 2017. Now, in pursuit of her teaching certification, she takes private voice lessons with Dr. Margaret Astrup at WCSU. She has placed 2nd place in the Lower College Division of the New England Online Regionals Round of the 2018 National Association of Teachers Singing (NATS) Competition and has qualified for the 2018 Online National Round for NATS. Christina has participated in various operas at the university such as “Amahl and the Night Vistors”, “Magic Flute”, and “L’Elisir D’Amore” as an Alto Section Leader/Chorus Member through Opera Theater of Connecticut (OTC). She actively participates in many collegiate ensembles at WCSU such as University Choir, Chamber Singers, and Symphonic Band. She is also one of the student piano accompanists for the Concert Chorale ensemble. Christina is an active member of the WCSU National Association of Music Education (NAfME) chapter, American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA) chapter, and the Keyboard Club. Christina loves spending her time at local coffeehouses to catch up on light reading or mediations on the balcony to start her day. Christina believes that every student has the ability to inspire and nurture their unique musicianship through the powers of compassion, curiosity, and noise!