B. Mus (Western University)
M. Mus (McGill University)
D.M.A. (Manhattan School of Music)
(on leave 2017/18)
Canadian clarinetist, Christine Carter, 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.
As a chamber musician, Christine has appeared at prestigious venues across the globe, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. Recent highlights include performances at the Nicholas Roerich Museum and German Consulate in New York City, the Mozarthaus in Vienna, and the Palffy Palace in Prague. She has been an artist in residence at the Mozartfest in Würzburg, Germany, the Málaga Clásica festival in Spain, and the Shenzhen International Woodwind and Percussion Festival in China. This past summer marks her fourth season in residence at Gros Morne Summer Music as the clarinetist of the Dark by Five Ensemble.
Christine is currently 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. She has been invited to present her most recent work at the International Symposium on Performance Science this September in Kyoto, Japan.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Music from Western University, a Master of Music from McGill University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Manhattan School of Music, where she taught the Woodwind Lab for four years. She has just completed her first year as Assistant Professor of Single Reeds at Memorial University in St. John’s, Canada.