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Cristie Bates

Cristie Bates

Director - Children's Choir

Phone: 715.845.6279

Cristie was excited to become a faculty member at the Wausau Conservatory of Music in January of 2015! She studied piano at the Conservatory since it opened its doors in 1981, and later studied voice as the Conservatory grew. Cristie has a B.A. in vocal/general music education from St. Olaf College. This is her 24th year of teaching music, during which she has taught students in every grade from K-12.   Cristie is currently the choral director at D.C.Everest Senior High School and the vocal director of D.C.Everest drama productions. She resides in Ringle with her husband, Jerry, and their three sons Andrew, Benjamin and Thomas.