(Monday, February 10, 2020 – Santa Barbara, CA) At a recent meeting, The Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF) formally welcomed Kristine Pacheco-Bernt, noted violinist and music educator to its board.

With experience as a performer in orchestras from San Francisco to Santa Ynez, she plays locally with the UCSB Symphony Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Choral Society and the Folk Orchestra of Santa Barbara. She has served as the MERIT Program Assistant for the Music Academy of the West and is currently the Education Programs Manager for the Santa Barbara Symphony (SBS), overseeing all music education center programs and marketing, designing and implementing the curricula and coordinating all activities, concerts, and contract. She has trained in the El Sistema music education style and is a Violin Teaching Artist for the SBS Music Education Center in addition to having her own students studying violin and viola. She holds a BA in Music and Premedical Studies from UC Berkeley, and a MM in Violin Performance from San Francisco State University.

Kristine Pacheco Bernt

“Kristine’s background and talent as a highly-respected musician and instructor will be invaluable to the annual PASF audition process and competition for emerging local talent,” said PASF Board President, Deborah Bertling. “We are thrilled to have her join our board and look for Kristine to elevate even further our scholarship program’s standing in the performing arts community.”

Ms. Pacheco-Bernt joins current PASF board members including: Rosalind Amorteguy Fendon (Treasurer), Deborah Bertling, (President), Peter Bertling, Barbara Burger, Christopher Davis, Ronald Fendon, Dr. Marjorie S. Gies (Vice President), Noel Lucky, David McKee, Adrian Spence, Marylove Thralls (Secretary), and Patricia Yzurdiaga.

The Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation was formed in 1982 by the late Mrs. Lincoln Dellar to provide aid to deserving vocal and instrumental students with professional potential who live and/or study in the Santa Barbara area. For more information about the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation and its annual awards program please visit: pasfsb.org.