Krista Moebius Smith


Violin, Viola

New faculty at CSSM in 2019

MM (Cleveland Institute of Music), BMus (Indiana University)

Krista Moebius Smith is a Washington D.C. Metropolitan area violinist and teacher.  In 2019 she retired from the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” where she served for over 20 years as a featured soloist, chamber musician, and violin section leader. She regularly performed for national and international heads of state and the nation’s top military leadership and led education and community outreach efforts of the U.S. Army Strings.  Ms. Smith received her Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and her Master of Music degree at The Cleveland Institute of Music.  Principal teachers include Vladimir Krakovich, Henryk Kowalski, David Updegraff, Peter Salaff, and the Cavani Quartet. She currently resides in Vienna, Virginia with her husband Ted and four children.