Bio

689Christina Whitlock, M.M., N.C.T.M. currently operates a vibrant independent studio in Muncie, Indiana.  Christina earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Kent State University in 2004 (summa cum laude), and completed a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Ball State in 2006.

Christina began teaching in the private setting when she was only fourteen, and has maintained a full studio roster ever since.  She is proud to be celebrating twenty-two years of teaching at the age of 36.

In her time at Kent State University, Christina was the recipient of several academic, performance, and service-related scholarships.  A founding member of Kent State’s Teaching Institute Program, Christina enjoyed witnessing how to establish a community-based music program in a university setting.

Studying at Ball State University found Christina serving in the roles of Treasurer and President of the affiliate Collegiate Chapter of MTNA, earned the MTNA STAR Award, and was ultimately named as a national finalist for the MTNA Studio Fellowship Award.  Graduate Assistantships resulted in multiple roles throughout the music department, including collaborative work, supervising the Music Listening Center and Pedagogy Library, as well as teaching Group Piano courses for music majors.

Christina has served on the Indiana Music Teachers Association Board of Directors since graduating in 2006, currently acting as Immediate Past President and Independent Music Teacher Forum Chair.  Christina has enjoyed adjunct faculty member positions at Ball State University, teaching group piano courses for music majors, and Taylor University, performing dual roles as staff accompanist and instructor for Art as Experience, a general humanities course focused on music and art.  Additionally, Christina facilitated online Humanities courses for the University of Phoenix as Practitioner Faculty from 2009-2017.

While Whitlock Piano Studio is currently Christina’s primary focus, she is also an active freelance artist, working with several local school districts and independent studios on a regular basis.

Christina is an active member of the Northside Church of God in Muncie, serving as choral director and teaching in children’s ministries.  She and her husband, Michael, met at Northside, and were married there in 2006.  They have been blessed with two precious daughters.