Cina Crisara is a native New Yorker with a master’s degree in piano performance from Ithaca College and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been a choral studies professor at Ithaca College (4 years), University of Nebraska at Omaha (16 years), and Texas State University (3 years). She was Chorus Master for the Omaha Symphony and for Opera Omaha during her time in Nebraska. Cina is currently Director of Music at Saint John’s United Methodist Church in Austin. She is also a freelance vocal coach and accompanist.