In her native Yugoslavia (Serbia), Snezana Krstic was active as a pianist, professor of music, and a member of several chamber ensembles. At age sixteen, she was accepted to Belgrade University School of Music from where she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music and a Master’s degree in Piano Performance. The recipient of numerous awards for piano solo and chamber ensembles, Mrs. Krstic was a pupil of professors Valery Sigalevich, Miroslava Lili Petrovic, Andrea Preger, Natalia Tomic, and Mirjana Vukdragovic. She attended summer music camps in Groznjan, Slovenia; Portogruaro, Italy; Bad Waldsee, Germany; and Fontenay-le-Comte, France. She spent one year on professional study (stazhirovka) in Moscow at the Tchaikovsky Academic Music College at the Moscow State Conservatory working with Galina I. Miserva. While a student, she received the prestigious City of Belgrade October Award in 1982.
For fifteen years, she was a professor of piano at the Kragujevac School of Music, where she received the award for best pedagogy results. Mrs. Krstic has performed in Italy, Russia, Germany, France, and Hungary. Since she moved to the United States, she joined the Music Teacher National Association and is an active member of the Phoenix Music Teacher Association. She has been the chairperson of the PMTA Celebration of Music Piano Competition (2009-2011) and regularly judges for Arizona Study Program piano examinations and piano competitions. She frequently performs as a soloist and with chamber ensembles. Currently, she teaches piano classes and private lessons at the Paradise Valley Community College, at Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children in Phoenix, and in her home studio. Her students regularly enter competitions throughout the year and receive numerous awards and prizes. She is the Founding Director of the Arizona Piano Institute, a one-week summer program designed for aspiring young pianists at the pre-college and college level. She resides in North Phoenix, with her husband and three daughters.