CHRISTINA FOSTER
Percussion


Instrument:
Marimba mallets: Innovative Percussion Nebojsa Zivkovic Series
Xylophone, Bells, and Vibraphone Mallets: Innovative Percussion
Timpani Mallets: Vic Firth
Xylophone: Deagan 3 octave
Music Heroes:
Doug Bratt and George Blanchet (percussion instructors), Steve Green and Larry Van Oyen (band directors), Evelyn Glennie, Ludovico Einaudi, Chicago, Gary Burton
Christina grew up in Lisle, IL and has been playing percussion since third grade. She attended North Central College to major in Music (Percussion Performance focus) and minor in Management Information Systems. In addition to playing in many music ensembles, with the help of the Director of Bands and the percussion instructor at NCC she started a percussion quartet that performed two-three times a year. The ensemble continues to be a part of the program even after she has left.

She was the drumline instructor at North Central for a short time, assists with the Lisle High School drumline most fall seasons, and now focuses on performing in as many ensembles as she is able to. Christina performs with numerous orchestras around the area and also plays percussion for musicals in Chicago.

Christina lives in Naperville. In addition to her love of music, she also has a great interest in technology and works at a cloud software company in the suburbs.

 

Auditions