Currently based in Boston, 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 soundscapes for the West Chester University Wind Ensemble to collaborative works inspired by improvisation for Chroma Collective. In 2022, she was selected as the winner of Radius Ensemble’s Pappalardo Composition Competition. Her music has also been performed by loadbang, Third Coast Percussion, Vox Venti and Aruna Quartet.
A dedicated performer, Christina is a founding member of city seabird, a new music chamber ensemble for flute, alto saxophone, bassoon and bass trombone. Her playing is also featured on the multi-genre recording project Feels Like Honey, designed by composer-bassist Hannah Boissonneault. As a flutist, she has studied with Kimberly Reighley and Sergio Pallottelli, performed in masterclasses with Erica Peel, 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 and Matthew Evan Taylor.
As an administrator, Christina works for organizations including loadbang, Lorelei Ensemble, Longy’s Divergent Studio, and the Sō Percussion Summer Institute.
Christina holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Composition and Flute Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s of Music in Composition from Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Her favorite sound in the world is the cry of the loon reverberating around a quiet cove.