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Crystal Schneckenburger

Violin and Viola

A native of Golden, Colorado, Crystal Schneckenburger is a classically trained violinist. She has a great love of orchestral music and has been a member of several different orchestras, a principal player at the DePaul Concert Orchestra and Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and a section member at Boulder Youth Symphony and the Front Range Youth Symphony. In addition to Colorado, Crystal has performed in Chicago, in Hawaii and in Italy with the Florentia Consort Program. 

A love of kids has led her to teaching private music lessons, and Crystal has been teaching violin since the age of sixteen. Crystal received her Master of Music from DePaul University where she studied with Ann Setzer and Carolyn Stuart and her Bachelor of Music from University of Colorado at Boulder studying with Harumi Rhodes and Lina Bahn. She completed Suzuki Training in Levels 1-3 with Kathleen Spring and Vera McCoy-Sulentic. Previous teachers include Allegra Wermuth and Laura Barnette. 

Crystal loves historical playing, chamber music, and has performed with many types of ensembles including string quartets, violin quartets, string trios, piano trios and violin piano duos. She has also performed and premiered new music at the Pendulum New Music concert series, a concert series designed for up and coming composers. In addition to classical music, Crystal has performed with a Celtic fiddle group and a soft rock worship band.

In addition to playing the violin, Crystal enjoys reading, knitting, hiking and spending time with friends and family.