In addition to being a member of the Iris Orchestra (Memphis), Kristi Crago plays frequently with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as well as the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings and Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra. Before moving to Detroit she played Third Horn in the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and Second Horn in the Madison Symphony. For two seasons from 2005-2007, she served as Second Horn with the Kansas City Symphony. She is also a former member of the Cleveland-based Burning River Brass ensemble. Prior to her time in Kansas City, she served as Principal Horn in the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Horn Instructor at the University of Evansville and Third Horn in the Canton Symphony. She has performed with numerous orchestras across the country, including the Milwaukee, St. Louis and Houston Symphony Orchestras. Also a passionate teacher, she maintains an active private Horn studio in Grosse Pointe Park, MI. She and her husband, flutist Caen Thomason-Redus, have three musical children: Isaiah, Caleb and Lydia.