Academy of Arts

Cristan Trexler, Violin and Viola

Cristan is a senior violin performance major at Belhaven University studying under Orofessor Song Xie. Prior to entering Belhaven University, Cristan studied under Sveltlana Kaltchenko and Katie Gilbert in Tupelo, Mississippi. She has been playing violin for over 10 years and viola for 2 years. She was concertmaster for her orchestra in Tupelo and participated in Belhaven's All-State Orchestra for 3 years. In 2020, she participated in a classical music missions’ team to St. Petersburg, Russia as a part of the Festival of Epiphany Nights.

Cristan is a member of the Belhaven Symphony Orchestra and the First Baptist Jackson Orchestra. In addition to the Academy of Arts, Cristan also teaches with Nancy Bateman in her studio at First Presbyterian Day School and privately.

Cristan has always enjoyed teaching, spreading the love of God through music. 

"Music is the one thing from Heaven we have in Earth, and the one thing from Earh we take to Heaven" - Landor