Mrs. Trina L. Christensen

Violin, Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher, Parent, Administrator

Trina Christensen

SAA Member


West Jordan, UT

Trina Christensen has been the Director of Sistema Utah for twelve years, serving over 360 low-income students annually in West Valley City, Utah. She wants to make music education accessible to all as she helps to change the world through music. She is on the Board of Directors for El Sistema USA, is a past president of the Suzuki Association of Utah, was a Director of the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute for 17 years, and is a Co-Assistant Director of the Greater Austin Suzuki Institute.

Trina enjoys music administration and project management, which she excels at. She served as El Sistema USA’s National Symposium Chair for three years; before that, she served on four National Symposium Committees. She is the 2024 Conference Chair for the Suzuki Association of the Americas Biennial Conference.

Trina has won eight Utah Best of State Awards in Employee Management and Training, Education—Seminar Training/Education, Individual Music Instruction, and Early Childhood Music Education.
She and her husband Jeremy are the proud parents of five children: Hannah (violinist), Gavin (cellist), Aiden (violist), Collin (trumpeter), and Kallie (pianist/taiko drummer).