Christine Carter HeadshotNRO 2008 alumna, Christine Carter is now the Assistant Professor of Single Reeds at Memorial University in Canada. 

Christine is also pursuing research on effective music practice strategies as a visiting scholar at Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute.  This research has led to performance psychology workshops at universities across North America and a number of article commissions from publications such as the Bulletproof Musician Blog and Strad Magazine. Additionally, Christine’s bulletproofmusician blog entry was recently referenced and quoted by an article in Golf Digest, “You’ve been practicing golf all wrong, and there’s science to prove it.”  

The Canadian clarinetist has performed extensively as an orchestral musician, including concerts with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, she was invited to play bass clarinet for gala performances with the New World Symphony in Miami and as a substitute with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City. She has appeared under the batons of some of the world’s finest conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kent Nagano, Pinchas Zukerman, Fabio Luisi, and Pablo Heras-Casado, as well as in concert with Academy Award winners, Dame Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons.

Christine has such fond memories of her time at NRO in 2008.  She says, “I grew so much as a musician due the quality of opportunities and coaching at this festival.”

Read more about Christine Carter by visiting her website Christine-Carter.com