- MA, Piano, Bob Jones University
- BA, Piano, Bob Jones University
Christa Habegger completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano and voice performance at Bob Jones University in 1977, and a Master of Arts in 1979 prior to joining the faculty of the Division of Music. Her duties include teaching private voice lessons and a variety of accompanying assignments. In addition to her education at BJU, Mrs. Habegger studied piano with Leo Litwin of Boston, MA, and voice with David Blair McClosky of Boston, MA, and Dr. Rachel Mathes at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. In 1994 and 1999 she participated in vocal arts symposiums with Richard Miller at Belmont University, Nashville, TN, and in 2012, she attended the McClosky Institute of Voice at Furman University, Greenville, SC. She holds membership in the National Association Teachers of Singing, and has served as both vice president and president of the state chapter.
Mrs. Habegger is active as a performer on campus and in the community. Her favorite role is Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone, which she first performed in 1983 and reprised most recently in February of 2013. Memorable piano collaborations include concerts with cellist Derek Menchan in February 2000, flutist Tadeu Coelho, June 2007, and euphonium artist Adam Frey in November 2012. Composition and arranging also serve as musical outlets. Her published works for low brass were the subject of an article published in the International Tuba Euphonium Association Journal,Winter 2007. In October 2007, she gave a lecture recital entitled “The Music of Christa G. Habegger,” in collaboration with brass players at Bowling Green State University. For 25 summers, she served as a writer and editor at BJU Press.
Mrs. Habegger assists with the music ministry of her local church, is a voracious reader, and enjoys travel, hiking, sewing, and time spent with her husband, Randy, three grown children and their spouses, and eleven grandchildren.