Christina Maria Guibas, pianist
Guibas graduated from the preparatory program at Mannes, the New School for Music, in the upper west side of Manhattan. Her undergraduate program brought her to Massachusetts as a piano performance major at the Longy school of music in 2007.
Per course, she worked as a Teaching Artist for the Boys and Girls Club of America in Everett, Massachusetts in order to create a series of workshops aimed at urban teenagers. The series was effective in bridging the gap between their fluency in urban music and the enrichment of their experiences with classical music, finding communicative elements in both. Additionally, Guibas was given the educational opportunity to coach chamber music for a select ensemble from Longy’s former and renowned preparatory program. Both experiences contributed greatly to her communication and collaborative skills.