Krista DeBolt is the director of the Grants Pass High School Orchestras and coordinator of the District Strings Program. She grew up in Grants Pass taking part in the Strings Program and traveling with both the middle and high school orchestras. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Oregon University in both Music and Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She and husband, Bryan, have enjoyed living in Grants Pass and raised three daughters who all continued with orchestra in college and have now started their careers. Krista is in her 25th year of teaching orchestra and started playing with the symphony in 1990.
I love violin, music, and teaching……my favorite thing is taking my students from just knowing the notes and rhythms to creating and presenting something truly unique and special and wholly us. I love the look on their faces when we can feel and move together and the excitement they bring and have before performances. My favorite quote that I share with all of my classes:
“Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move them to tears. Your own must flow. To convince them, you must first yourself, believe.” Winton S. Churchill