Christa Frye

Chrysta Frye


Dr. Christa Frye
Telephone: 270.809.6444
Office:  Price Doyle Fine Arts  529

Christa Frye is currently serving as Adjunct Instructor Clarinet here at Murray State University. She is also an Adjunct Instructor of Music, teaching Aural Skills, Woodwind Methods, and Applied Lessons, at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee. 


In 2014, Dr. Frye became the clarinetist with the University Trio (flute, clarinet, and piano) at the University of Tennessee at Martin. During the 2012-2013 academic year, she performed in the University of Tennessee at Martin Faculty Woodwind Trio (clarinet, oboe/bassoon, and flute) as well as the Chamber Players, a chamber group made up of mostly faculty from the university that performs small chamber works. During that time, Dr. Frye also served as the Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Since 2011, she has performed, on occasion, with the Paducah Symphony in Paducah, Kentucky.


Dr. Frye has also performed on the Odessa College Spring Concert in Odessa, Texas and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin's recital series as a guest soloist, as well as serving as a member of the West Texas Winds Woodwind Quintet in Midland, Texas.  She has performed with the Midland-Odessa Symphony in Midland, Texas, where she also maintained an active private studio in Odessa, Texas. Previously, she performed John Corigliano’s Circus Maximus (Symphony No. 3) at its world premiere in New York City, New York and Dan Welcher’s Symphony No. 4 at its world premiere in Bates Recital Hall in Austin, Texas, both with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble.  In 2004, Dr. Frye performed as a guest artist at Marshall University’s Single Reed Day in Huntington, West Virginia.  Her primary clarinet teachers include Ann Marie Bingham, Gary Sperl, Deborah Bish, Frank Kowalsky and Richard MacDowell.


Dr. Frye received the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (2000) and the Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the Florida State University (2003).  In May 2008, she received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Texas at Austin.