As a pianist, Christine Strelow (C. S.) Wolf has a Bachelor of Music, cum laude, from St. Cloud State (MN) and did her Masters studies at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. She was awarded several Minnesota MTA honors, a Paderewski Medal and Guild Diploma as a student. She was the Minnesota's Collegiate Young Artist of 1986.
As an enthusiastic teacher, she considers her studio content and successful; many students have grown into lifelong musicians. She is busy at the local and state level doing masterclasses, presentations, and workshops on a wide variety of topics. Chris gives full day lecture/performances of the piano solos in each new Festival Bulletin around the Midwest, most recently in 2003. She has published workbooks in conjunction with the Bulletins in 2000 and 2003, and is planning a 2007 tour.
Chris is an inventor—look for her Bag O' Blocks, a theory teaching toy and her POGO Sticks Post–it Notes. Her active participation in the Federation of Music Clubs, the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, American College of Musicians, National Guild of Piano Teachers as an adjudicator, site chair, board member, and worker bee gives her many great ideas to develop a student's love of music.
Chris is Minister of Music at her church, has written hymns and choral pieces, and is currently working on a CD of original Christian music for Prayer Shawl Ministry. She wishes you much joy in your music making.