Fulbright scholar Christa Rakich studied for two years with Anton Heiller at the Hochschule fŁr Musik in Vienna, Austria
. She holds Bachelorís degrees in organ and German from Oberlin College
(Phi Beta Kappa). After receipt of her Masterís degree with honors from New England Conservatory, she was asked to join the faculty there, where she taught for several years. She has also served on the faculties of Westminster Choir College
and the University
, as artist-in-residence at the University of Pennsylvania
, and as assistant university organist at Harvard. She is currently distinguished artist-in-residence at First Lutheran Church in Boston, MA, and directs the music program at St. Mark the Evangelist Church in West Hartford, CT.