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Adjunct Faculty in Music

Department of Music

Kirsten Wissink graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2012, where she studied violin performance. Her violin teachers and mentors include Dana Meyer, Ronda Cole, Rebecca Fischer, David Neely and Lisa Nielsen, and she also studied chamber music with the Chiara String Quartet.

Wissink has been in numerous recitals and university productions as a soloist and chamber musician, including the Bach Mass in B-Minor with the Chiara String Quartet. She also played in the orchestra with the Annie Moses Band at Carnegie Hall in 2012, performed at the Grand Ole Opry as a member of the Fine Arts Summer Academy orchestra every summer between 2013 and 2017, and backed the Annie Moses Band for a PBS special in 2015, a project entitled The Art of the Love Song (released as an album in 2016 by Warner Classics). She has shared the stage with a range of well-known artists, including Joshua Bell, Philippe Quint, Pinchas Zukerman, Adrian Anantawan, Michael Bublé, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Ron Block, Todd Smith, Jaci Velasquez, Josh Turner and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In 2018 she played in the orchestra pit for the premiere of Merry Christmas Uncle Scrooge, a show narrated by legendary actor John Rhys-Davies. She currently performs in Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra.

A member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Wissink completed a Suzuki practicum course and teacher training through Book 10 with Ronda Cole, David Strom, and Susan Kempter. She has taught private and group classes at the Annie Moses Band’s Fine Arts Summer Academy in Nashville and in the Omaha Conservatory of Music’s String Sprouts program. She teaches violin and viola at Concordia University and conducts private lessons and small ensemble coachings at her home studio in Lincoln.