ABOUT

Currently based in Boston, MA, Christina J. George is a composer-flutist whose compositions fuse ambient music with popular styles and classical forms, drawing inspiration from the organic shapes of the natural world.

Her commissions range from spatially inventive wind band soundscapes for the West Chester University Wind Ensemble to contemporary works for Baroque period instrument ensembles including Wilmington-based Mélomanie. Her music has been performed by loadbang, Third Coast Percussion, Radius Ensemble, cellist Chris Gross, and tubist Jonathan Fowler. 

A dedicated performer, Christina is the founder of Ensemble Chordata, a collective committed to promoting the works of living composers. She is also a member of Ensemble Uncaged, Longy's premiere new music ensemble, and has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Dvorak Hall (CZ). Her playing is featured on the multi-genre project Feels Like Honey, designed by composer and bassist Hannah Boissonneault, which will be released in the summer of 2022. As a flutist, she has studied with Kimberly Reighley and Sergio Pallottelli, performed in masterclasses with Erica Peel, Amy Porter, Christina Jennings, Greg Pattillo and Ian Clarke, and participated in the Scottish International Flute Summer School and Amy Porter's Anatomy of Sound. As a composer, Christina is an alumnus of the Nief-Norf Summer Festival and has studied with Robert Maggio, Jacob Cooper, Amy Beth Kirsten, Adam Silverman, Van Stiefel and Sabrina Clarke. 

Christina completed her Bachelor's of Music in Composition and Flute Performance at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing a Master's of Music in Composition at Longy School of Music of Bard College, where she also works as the Administrative Assistant for Divergent Studio, Longy's yearly summer contemporary music intensive. 

Her favorite sound in the world is the cry of the loon reverberating around a quiet cove.