Cristina Marino is the Lead Instructor at Cathedral Park Music and is a native Oregonian. She began playing the violin and performing in musicals at age 10.
During high school Cristina began formal voice lessons and played violin in various chamber orchestras including the Corvallis Youth Symphony. She continued to develop her performance skills through musical theater and voice competitions. Cristina continued her music study at Lewis & Clark College, performing with the Lewis & Clark College Orchestra and in multiple opera and musical theater productions.
She worked her way through Portland State University for her Bachelors of Music in Performance and received a scholarship to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she completed a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance. Since returning to Portland, she performs in and around the Northwest.
Her performances have included roles in operas, musicals, plays, and a short film. She keeps herself active with ongoing solo and collaborative recitals and is passionate about contemporary and early music.
Cristina can’t help but spread the love of music to her students and has often been told that her enthusiasm is infectious. She is proud to participate in the ongoing goals of a sustainable and economically viable St. Johns community for all.