Christine teaches violin lessons for the music department.
Christine Taussig Sasse, violinist, received her B.M. from the esteemed Eastman School of Music and M.M. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received Eastman's highest honor, the Performer's Certificate and premiered Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Rochester Philharmonic. In Rochester, she was a student of the late Carroll Glenn, and studied chamber music with Francis Tursi and Ronald Leonard. At the University of Wisconsin, she studied violin with Dr. Abram Loft and chamber music with members of the Fine Arts Quartet. (Leonard Sorkin, Abram Loft, Bernard Zaslav and George Sopkin) In addition, she served as Dr. Loft's teaching assistant. The University of Wisconsin awarded her the University Fellowship as a master's candidate. She has studied at Tanglewood, Roundtop Music Festival and the Meadowmount School where she studied with the late Ivan Galamian.
She has served on the faculties at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Alverno College, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Covenant College,(Lookout Mountain, Georgia) University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Maryville University. She has performed with the AIMS Orchestra (summer vocal institute) in Graz, Austria, Rochester Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, and the Chattanooga, Symphony.
In St. Louis, she is a member of the American Kantorei Orchestra and the St. Louis Chamber Orchestra. Having grown up in St. Louis, Christine Taussig studied with Melvin Ritter, played in the Muny Opera Orchestra and was the concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, (Leonard Slatkin, conductor) during its inaugural year. Mrs. Sasse joined the applied faculty at Washington University in January 2006.