Nancy Crisostomo teaches clarinet and saxophone in Los Angeles, Glendale, Pasadena and San Fernando Valley. She picked up the clarinet after being taught sight singing by her godfather at age eleven. At thirteen, she began playing in Oaxacan bands in Los Angeles and later switched from clarinet to saxophone at sixteen. Nancy was accepted into the Applied Music Program at Los Angeles City College and studied under Ms. Lori Musicant. During her studies in the program, she was awarded instrumental performance and academic scholarships including the Robert E. Wilkinson Performance Scholarship, The William D. Kevany Scholarship, The Joseph Dyer Performance and Visual Art Scholarship, and The Honors Performance Award. As well as being concertmaster for the LACC Wind Ensemble and first chair clarinetist of the orchestra, was also selected as the soloist for Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto K. 622. Nancy Crisostomo graduated from Los Angeles City College in 2016, and is completing her BM in Clarinet Performance and Music Education under Dr. Julia Heinen at Cal State Northridge. She has also studied under Michele Zukovsky while attending CSUN and performed in masterclasses for Antonio Saiote, Florent Heau, Johnathan Gunn, Radovan Cavalin, Alcides Rodriguez, and Stephan Vermeersch. She has also taken up harp lessons at CSUN under Dr. Alison Allport. Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, collecting crystals, and making jewelry.