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Kristin Geist

Conductor, Philharmonia

Conductor, Festival Strings OKC

Kristin Geist is the orchestra director at Western Oaks Middle School in the Putnam City School District. She has led Philharmonia with the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras since 2020, led Festival Strings OKC since 2018, led the Festival Strings of Edmond from 2008 to 2018, and has conducted festival orchestras in Tulsa and Norman. She is a graduate of Oklahoma City University where she earned her bachelor degree in Music Education, and she completed her graduate degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017. Formerly, Mrs. Geist was the orchestra director at Barbara Bush Middle School in Carrolton Farmers-Branch Independent School District for four years, and directed the Cheyenne Middle School orchestra in the Edmond Public School District. 

She and her husband, Nick, reside in Oklahoma City with their son, Andrew, and daughter, Eleanor.