A native of Islesford, ME, Christina began her career as a classroom music teacher and choir director in Amesbury, MA. In 2017 she earned the Master of Music degree in collaborative piano performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA and the Bachelor of Arts in music from Gordon College (MA) in 2010. As a Longy Presidential Scholar, Christina studied accompanying, chamber music and opera with Brian Moll. Her other piano teachers include Rieko Aizawa, Michael Monroe, Mia Chung, Alina Polyakov, Ginger Hwalek and Paul Sullivan. She has served as rehearsal pianist for the Boston Opera Collaborative, Bangor Symphony, and performed with the Cape Ann Symphony, Newburyport Candlelight Chorale, Bagaduce Chorale and Acadia Choral Society.
With a passion for chamber music and community, Christina launched the Quietside Chamber Music Festival in the summer of 2018 on Mount Desert Island, collaborating with local musicians and those with roots in the area. She has also facilitated and coached young ensembles through Bay Chamber’s Envision program, the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival and the Arthur Russell Strings program on Mount Desert Island, Maine.
Christina continues her career as performer, collaborator and teacher in the vibrant area of Mount Desert Island where her musical aspirations were first nurtured as a young pianist. She is collaborative pianist for the music department at Colby College, music director at the Somesville Union Meeting House UCC and teaches piano lessons from her home studio on Mount Desert Island.