Dr. Christina Volz-Stomackin

Christina Volz-StomackinContact Information
ph: 256.765.4879
UNA Box 5040 | 242 McKinney Building

Education Information
M.M., University of Massachusetts - Amherst
B.M., Kennesaw State University
D.M.A., University of Memphis


     Dr. Christina Volz -Stomackin is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of North Alabama where she serves as the Coordinator of Strings, Concertmaster of the Shoals Symphony at UNA, Director of the UNA String Project and was a recipient of the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty award in 2019. As a violinist, Christina has performed with many orchestras in the United States and has toured internationally in Asia, Europe and Central America, and is currently a member of the Huntsville symphony, where she often performs as acting Principal second. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Massachusetts, Georgia and Alabama, and has also been featured on several film scores and albums.

     Dr. Volz-Stomackin enjoys performing chamber music with her wonderful colleagues, and has numerous opportunities to perform works by a variety of composers. She has performed recently at the Music by Women conference at the Mississippi University for Women. Dr. Volz-Stomackin has a passion for early music, and has published an article titled “Bach’s Chaconne, BWV 1004: A Guide to Historically Informed Performance,” in which she details Baroque performance practices in relation to Bach’s music. This article features her own arpeggiation variations as suggestions for violinists to include in their performances of the Chaconne.

    As an educator, Dr. Volz-Stomackin directs the UNA String Project which provides instruction to students in the Shoals area and surrounding communities. Inspired by her Suzuki training, she teaches both private and group instruction at several area schools and performs outreach services to numerous local organizations through the UNA String Project. Dr. Volz-Stomackin has served as a judge for MTNA chamber music and solo division competitions in Alabama, served as a coach and judge for the Alabama All State Orchestras, served as a judge for area competitions, and assisted in concert preparation for ASTA. Dr. Volz-Stomackin has served as a coach for the Kennesaw State Summer Music Chamber festival in Atlanta GA, and is currently a faculty member at the Tennessee Valley Music Festival in Huntsville AL.  Her students have taught and performed professionally throughout the United States, and have gone on to prestigious graduate school programs.

     Dr. Volz-Stomackin is a graduate of the University of Memphis, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Kennesaw State University. Her primary teachers include Timothy Shiu, Elizabeth Chang, Helen Kim, and Oliver Steiner. While attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dr. Volz-Stomackin performed with the graduate string quartet as part of a full assistantship, and was a recipient of the Julian Olevsky Award for high musical standards in the area of Violin Performance.