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Cristina Dinella

Cristina Dinella

  • Biography

    Cristina Dinella Makowicz is a Philadelphia based pianist, music director and educator. She currently serves as Director of Liturgical Music at Sacred Heart Church is Bridgeport, and Accompanist for Temple University and Cairn University. Cristina also teaches piano and voice to students of all ages in the Philadelphia Metro.

    Recent theatrical credits include “Disenchanted!” (Marietta Theatre Company) “Oliver!” (Atlanta Lyric), “Ragtime” (Kennesaw State University), and “Heathers” (Kennesaw State University). Past credits include “Peter and the Starcatcher” (Cape Rep Theatre), “The Bremen Town Musicians: Opera to Go” (Opera Saratoga) and “Defendant Maurice Chevalier” (Off Broadway).

    Cristina holds a Master’s of Music in Piano Performance from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music.

    Cristina resides in Lansdale with her husband Andrew. When not playing and teaching music, Cristina enjoys cooking and fitness.

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • Upstate NY
    • Philadelphia/Mid-Atlantic

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Orchestrator
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
    • Audition Pianist
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    My Primary Instrument

    • Piano

    My Instruments

    • Organ
    • Piano
    • Voice

    Software

    • Finale
    • MainStage

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz