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About Christy

Christy Foster graduated with academic honors obtaining a bachelor of music performance degree from Oral Roberts University in 1997, and a master of music performance degree from Texas Tech University in 1999. 


Christy is an adjunct instructor and lecturer at Oral Roberts University, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She conducts the University Student Orchestra, teaches private clarinet and saxophone lessons, coaches chamber ensembles, teaches Woodwind Instruments and Instrumental Pedagogy Classes. Christy is Principal clarinetist for the Signature Symphony at TCC in Tulsa, OK., a member of the Tulsa Starlight Band, & has performed with Tulsa Clarinet Quartet,   Keys & Klarinetrixs (a clarinet duo with piano), and ORU's all female faculty trio, the "Divine Divas". Christy also plays alto saxophone for the Signature Symphony's Pops & Big Band Concerts. In the summer, she has hosted a summer clarinet choir camp, & taught clarinet for the Saied Music Company "Players Club".  She has taught masterclasses in both Oklahoma and Texas, performed a number of recitals, hosted music student recitals, has been an adjudicator for the All-State Band Contest in OK., and is the contractor & music librarian for the Tulsa Clarinet Quartet. As a member of the TCQ, she was invited to perform at The University of Oklahoma's Clarinet Symposium. 


Christy has performed internationally as principal clarinetist in the ORU orchestra in England, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, & Scotland. She also has performed for the International Clarinet Festival in Oostend, Belgium and in London, England with the Texas Tech Clarinet Choir. 

Christy is the mother of two kids.  She enjoys her ballet class, playing coed indoor soccer, scrap-booking, watching movies, taking beach vacations, & spending time with family and friends.

Professional Organizations & Academic Honors
  • Was recognized for her 15 years of service to Oral Roberts University as an adjunct clarinet instructor in the fall of 2017.

  • American Federation of Musicians Union, Local 94, 1993-present

  • International Clarinet Association, 1996-Present

  • I.C.A. Clarinet Festival performance in Ostend, Belgium with the Texas Tech Clarinet Choir. summer 1999

  • Performed with the Texas Tech faculty orchestra, 1998-1999

  • Performance with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, 1998-1999

  • Awarded Graduate School Teaching Assistant Scholarship @TTU, 1998-1999

  • Performances in Europe with the ORU orchestra, summer 1994

  • John Phillip Sousa Band Award, 1993 & 1997 

  • Mu Phi Epsilon, 1994-1997 (1997-1996 Vice-President, 1995-97 Historian

  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1993-1997

  • Collegiate National Honor Society, 1996-1997

  • All-American Scholar, 1993 - 1997


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