Krysta Cihi ws a music major from Norwalk, Connecticut. She has been playing the clarinet for thirteen years and has studied the piano on-and-off since the second grade.
In Connecticut, she studied clarinet with Philip Bashor and was a member of the Norwalk Youth Symphony for five years. She also performed with her school's orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz band, and concert choir.
At Davidson, Krysta played clarinet in the DCSO and served as orchestra librarian. She was a winner of the 2007 Concerto Competition and performed the first movement of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with the orchestra. She was also an enthusiastic member of Davidson's newly formed clarinet quartet, The ‘Nets. She played in the pit of Davidson's production of Stephen Sondheim's Company in the spring of 2009 and also participated in the Davidson College Pep Band. She was a Harper Scholar and was awarded the Zachary F. Long, Jr. Music Scholarship in 2008 and 2009. Krysta's musical career at Davidson culminated with a senior recital featuring works by Brahms, Copland, Mozart, and Stravinsky.
Aside from the clarinet, Krysta enjoys musical theatre, scuba diving, and teaching herself the ukulele. Krysta has an older brother, Justin, and a dog, Kelly.
Krysta pursued a minor in French, having studied for a semester in Paris and Tours, France. There, she enjoyed learning the language, eating the cheeses, and traveling to new places.
After Davidson, Krysta is hoping to pursue a career in the arts.