Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Christine Sallas

Meet Dr. Christine Sallas

Degrees and Experience
  • B.M., Music (University of Georgia)
  • M.M., Music (Boston Conservatory)
  • DMA (University of Kentucky)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Currently based in the Denver and Boulder metro areas of Colorado, oboist Christine Sallas performs on English horn and oboe with the Omaha Symphony in Nebraska, appears as a substitute musician with the Greeley Philharmonic in Greeley, CO, and serves as affiliate faculty in applied oboe at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, CO.

An active performer and teacher, Sallas was awarded a DMA in oboe performance from the University of Kentucky in August of 2017 and served on their faculty from August of 2017 until May of 2018. Since 2016, she has appeared with the Opera in the Ozarks festival in Arkansas, and she has previously performed with the Bluegrass Opera Company and the Lexington Chamber Singers in Lexington, KY. While pursuing her doctorate, Sallas held the position of teaching assistant to the oboe studio at the University of Kentucky and performed as principal oboe with the UK Symphony Orchestra (as a featured performer with the Mozart Oboe Concerto in 2016) and with the UK Opera Theatre.

Sallas is a member of the National Association of Musicians, the International Double Reed Society, and the College Music Society. She is also a writer and spends her time away from performing out exploring Colorado with her husband and writing about her musical travels.