involved in music was hardly a choice for Christy as both of
her parents are music educators! Her musical career began at
the age of 5 with piano lessons. In the 4th grade, Christy
picked up the saxophone and hasn't stopped playing since!
Throughout middle school and high school, Christy was
involved with band, jazz band, chorus, minni-singers, and
musicals. She was the field commander of her high school
marching band and earned the John Phillip Sousa award.
Christy was also a national finalist in the Music Teacher's
National Association High School Woodwind Competition held
in Los Angeles, California.
Christy chose Truman State University in Kirksville, MO as
the next place to continue her musical career. While at
Truman, Christy studied with Dr. Randall Smith, Professor of
Saxophone. She also studied piano with Dr. Janice Saffir,
clarinet with Dr. Richard Weerts, and flute. Christy was
involved in the marching band, jazz band, and the Wind
Symphony (Truman State University's top band). She held the
position of principal saxophonist for three years and
performed a solo with the Truman State University Wind
Following graduation from Truman State University, Christy
began a Masters in Saxophone Performance at the University
of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She was privileged to study
with Debra Richtmeyer. The semester spent at the University
of Illinois was one of the most thrilling musical
experiences of Mrs. Lovenduski's musical career. However,
she felt the calling to be a music educator and returned to
Truman State University where she finished her Masters of
Arts in Education with an emphasis in Music.
the spice of life! Mrs. Lovenduski has several non-music
interests which keep her busy.
Lovenduski Show Horses- Mrs. Lovenduski, along with her
husband, operate Lovenduski Show Horses. Quality American
Quarter Horses and American Paint Horses are raised and
shown at the highest level of competition.
Web Wrangler Design- Web Wrangler Design is a website design
company that specilizes in equine web sites. Founded in
2000, this company has been offering services to equine and
non-equine related businesses for over 5 years. Other
services include graphic design, web hosting, and logo
design. We can also design and print newsletters and full
color business cards for you!
Midwest Stallion Directory- The Midwest Stallion Directory
is the most comprehensive equine directory in the midwest.
Stallions and Equine Business listings are available. This
online directory is a venture which began in 2005.