Chris Olka head shot

Christopher Olka

Instrument: Tuba

Education: Bachelor of Music from the University of Central Florida, Master of Music from The Juilliard School

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee

Neighborhood: California, Kentucky

Joined the CSO in 2016

Favorite orchestral work: Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony

Organizations and activities outside the CSO: Harmony for Heroes – this is my wife’s non-profit organization for veterans.

Fun fact about Chris: I love cats…a lot!