Oboist Christine Sallas is an active performer and teacher currently based in Lexington, Kentucky. Presently, she holds the position of teaching assistant to the oboe studio at the University of Kentucky where she is pursuing her DMA in performance. In addition to her duties as a TA, she performs with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra as principal oboe and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre. Ms. Sallas recently performed the Mozart Oboe Concerto with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra as the Concerto Competition winner. In addition, she has appeared locally with the Bluegrass Opera Company and the Lexington Chamber Singers. Ms. Sallas was awarded a Masters degree from The Boston Conservatory in Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Music degree in performance at the University of Georgia. Ms. Sallas has also appeared on two commercial recordings: the CD and DVD recording of Home: A Live Concert Recording with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra alongside the Atlanta based rock band Collective Soul, and the CD Millennium Canons: Looking Forward, Looking Back with the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. John Lynch. Her major teachers include Dr. ToniMarie Marchioni, Mr. Robert Sheena, Dr. Reid Messich, and Dr. Dwight Manning. Ms. Sallas is a member of the Central Florida Musician’s Association, Local 389, the International Double Reed Society, and the College Music Society.