About Christy Springer

 

Christy Springer received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music at the University of North Texas, where she studied saxophone performance with Dr. Eric Nestler.  Christy plays saxophone, flute, and clarinet in musicals at many of the local theaters in the area, and has been performing in musical theater for 17 years.  She performs in various ensembles and orchestras throughout the metroplex and state, and has performed at regional, national, and world saxophone conferences.  She has performed as a saxophonist with the Dallas Winds, the Richardson Symphony, the Irving/Las Colinas Symphony, the Garland Symphony, the East Texas Symphony, and the Waco Symphony.  Christy teaches about 40 saxophone students in the Coppell and Lewisville school districts in Texas, and has been teaching privately for over 25 years, 20 of those years at Coppell High School, and 21 years at Marcus High School.  During that time, she has had students selected for the Texas All-State Band and has had students selected as outstanding soloists at the Lewisville ISD and Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contests. In 2004, she recorded a CD of the complete collection of saxophone etudes from the "48 Famous Studies" by W. Ferling, a CD which sells to saxophone players and instructors in Texas and worldwide.

 

CDs

 

The Complete Ferling Etudes, 2004

www.ferlingetudes.com

 

A Starlit Christmas, 1998

 

Musical Theater - Professional/Community Theater Productions

 

La Cage aux Folles, Uptown Players in Dallas, 2017

Anything Goes, Lyric Stage in Irving, 2016

Into the Woods, Lyric Stage in Irving, 2015

South Pacific, Lyric Stage in Irving, 2015

Lady in the Dark, Lyric Stage in Irving, 2015

Annie Get Your Gun - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2015

The Golden Apple - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2014

Fiddler on the Roof - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2014

Phantom - Irving Community Theater, 2014

Titanic - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2014

The Human Comedy - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2014

The Desert Song - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2014

Nine - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2013

The Sound of Music - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2013

The Music Man - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2013

Too Many Girls - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2013

Pleasures and Palaces - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2013

1776 - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2012

The Most Happy Fella - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2012

Oklahoma - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2012

Kismet - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2012

Rags - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2011

Gypsy - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2011

Little Mary Sunshine - Plano Rover Dramawerks, 2011

Oliver - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2011

My Fair Lady - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2010

Bye, Bye, Birdie - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2010

Showboat - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2010

Funny Girl - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2009

The King and I - McKinney Summer Musicals, 2009

The King and I - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2009

West Side Story - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2009

The Immigrant - Ft. Worth Stage West, 2008

Nine - Irving Community Theater, 2008

The Music Man - McKinney Summer Musicals, 2008

Dallas Divas - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2008

Hello, Dolly - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2008

Carousel - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2007

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - McKinney Summer Musicals, 2007

Honk - Flower Mound Performing Arts Center, 2007

The Immigrant - Ft. Worth Stage West, 2007

Dallas Divas - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2007

City of Angels - Flower Mound Performing Arts Center, 2006

Sweeney Todd - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2006

Into the Woods - Addison Watertower Theater, 2006

Urinetown - Addison Watertower Theater, 2006

State Fair - Grapevine Palace Theater, 2003

Titanic - Lyric Stage in Irving, 2003

42nd Street - Garland Summer Musicals, 2003

Oklahoma - Garland Summer Musicals, 2003

Victor/Victoria - Trinity River Arts Center, 2002

A Chorus Line - Plano Repertory Theater, 2002

Gypsy - Garland Summer Musicals, 2002

Mame - Denton Community Theater, 2001

Anything Goes - Denton Community Theater, 2000

The World Goes Round - Theater Too, Dallas, 2000

Musical Theater - College/High School/Church Productions

Matilda - Acting Studio Productions in Lewisville, 2019

Cinderella - First United Methodist Church in Coppell, 2018

Seussical - Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, 2017

42nd Street - Coppell High School in Coppell, 2016

Damn Yankees - Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, 2016

Les Miserables - Acting Studio Productions in Lewisville, 2016

The Phantom of the Opera - Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, 2016

Seussical - First United Methodist Church in Coppell, 2016

Mary Poppins - Acting Studio Productions in Lewisville, 2015

Annie - Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, 2014

My Favorite Year - Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, 2014

Guys and Dolls - Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, 2012

Thorouhly Modern Millie - Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, 2012

Funny Girl - The Oakridge School in Arlington, 2011

Seussical - The Hockaday School in Dallas, 2011

42nd Street - Ft. Worth Fine Arts Academy, 2010

Into the Woods - Coppell High School in Coppell, 2010

West Side Story - First United Methodist Church in Coppell, 2010

Mame - The Hockaday School in Dallas, 2010

Anything Goes - Coppell High School in Coppell, 2009

The Secret Garden - The Oakridge School in Arlington, 2009

Hello, Dolly - The Hockaday School in Dallas, 2009

The Music Man - Cedar Valley College, 2008

Oklahoma - The Hockaday School in Dallas, 2008

Annie - Lake Highlands High School in Richardson, 2008

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Lake Highlands High School in Richardson, 2007

Fiddler on the Roof - Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound, 2006

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - The Winston School in Dallas, 2006

City of Angels - Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, 2006

Bye, Bye, Birdie - Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, 2006

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Lake Highlands High School in Richardson, 2006

Anything Goes - Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, 2005

Guys and Dolls - Lake Highlands High School in Richardson, 2005

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Ft. Worth Fine Arts Academy, 2003

Funny Girl - Pearce High School in Richardson, 2003

Assassins - Collin County Community College, 2003

Bye, Bye, Birdie - Lake Highlands High School in Richardson, 2003

The Music Man - Lutheran High School in Dallas, 2002

Bye, Bye, Birdie - Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, 2002

Pajama Game - The Hockaday School in Dallas, 2002

State Fair - Brookhaven College, 2001

Peter Pan - Arts for Literacy, Irving, 2001

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Coppell High School in Coppell, 2001

The Wizard of Oz - Arts for Literacy, Irving, 2000

Crazy for You - First United Methodist Church of Dallas, 1999

A Chorus Line - The University of North Texas, 1999

Cabaret - The University of North Texas, 1998

 

Performances in Symphony Orchestras

Live and Let Die (The Paul McCartney Tribute), Richardson Symphony, 2017

Kodaly's Hary Janos Suite, Richardson Symphony, 2016

Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Richardson Symphony, 2014

Ibert's Suite Symphonique, Richardson Symphony, 2014

Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Richardson Symphony, 2013

Beatlemania, Richardson Symphony, 2013

The Rat Pack is Back, Richardson Symphony, 2007

Glazunov's Concerto, featured performer, Flower Mound Symphony, 2003

Three Dog Night, Irving/Las Colinas Symphony, 2003

Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, East Texas Symphony, 2001

Ravel's Bolero, San Angelo Symphony, 2000

Ibert's Concertino da Camera, featured performer, Waco Symphony, 1999

Crystal Gayle, Garland Symphony, 1997

Gershwin's An American in Paris, Garland Symphony, 1997

 

Performances in Wind Symphonies

 

Substitute musician, Dallas Winds (formerly Dallas Wind Symphony), 2007-current

Member, Texas Wind Symphony, 2000-2003

 

Performances/Lectures at Saxophone Conferences

 

Lecture on Private Saxophone Instruction, North American Saxophone Alliance Region 4 Conference, TCU, 2013

Noda's Improvisation 1, North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference, Arizona State Univ., 2012

Lecture (same as above), North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference, Arizona State Univ., 2012

Quartet performance, North American Saxophone Alliance Region 4 Conference, SMU, 2007

Quartet performance, North American Saxophone Alliance Region 4 Conference, Univ. of Arkansas, 2005

Konzertstuck for 2 Alto Saxophones, World Saxophone Conference, Univ. of Minnesota, 2003

Konzertstuck for 2 Alto Saxophones, North American Saxophone Alliance Region 4 Conference, Texas Tech, 2003

Maurice's Tableaux de Provence, North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference, UNT, 2002

Bolcom's Lilith, North American Saxophone Alliance Region 4 Conference, Baylor University, 2001