Every day Tina Christie feels blessed to have the opportunity to be involved in such a beautiful thing as music. Each opportunity to perform and teach music is a joy and privilege.

Performing

Tina and Col Gabriel after a Virginia Grand Military Band concert

Tina Christie performs regularly with the Virginia Grand Military Band (Sudler Silver Scroll Recipient, 2000), with whom she recorded on numerous live concerts, as well as the soundtrack for the Bill Moyers PBS documentary “America’s First River; the Hudson”. She has been a member of this ensemble since 2000 and always enjoys the camaraderie, patriotism, and of course the high level of musicianship.

Tina has performed with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, Mid-Atlantic Wind Symphony, Spotswood Community Orchestra, Maryland Lyric Opera and Rappahannock Pops Orchestra.  She enjoys performing with the Richmond Classical Revolution in order to bring classical music to unexpected places, such as the time she performed a Mozart symphony in a bar.

Tina served as founding Co-Director for the St. George Chamber Music Series and performed numerous times as part of that series as a soloist, with small ensembles and with the St. George’s chamber orchestra. This series has rapidly grown from local volunteer ensembles to attracting chamber musicians nationwide.

Marine Forces Pacific Band in New Zealand

Tina served as woodwind section commander and solo flutist while a member of the Marine Forces Pacific Band in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, with whom she toured Australia and New Zealand.

Tina uses music to meet needs in the Fredericksburg community and beyond by participating in performances that have benefited the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (“Lou Gehrig’s disease”) Association, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Fredericksburg Food Bank, Hope House, Micah Ecumenical Ministries, and the American Red Cross.

Teaching

Tina Christie teaches flute lessons to ignite interest and appreciation for music in each student.  Her students grow musically and gain maturity by performing solo and ensemble music at Greenfield Assisted Living.

Church Music

Tina is the founding director of Dolce Flutes, an adult amateur flute ensemble that serves as part of the music program at the Presbyterian Church in Fredericksburg.  Dolce Flutes performs at local assisted living homes and provides music for worship services.

Tina performing as soloist with the St. George Chamber Orchestra

Tina plays regularly at the Celtic service, and occasionally at the jazz service, at St. George Episcopal church in Fredericksburg. She plays in the orchestra for major works at the Presbyterian church, including Rutter’s Requiem and Mass of the Children, Vivaldi Gloria, and the Christmas Vespers service.

Arts Administration

Tina has spent time doing arts administration of local organizations to try to maintain quality live music. She served as the Co-Director of the St. George’s Chamber Music Series and served as a board member of the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra. This work is essential for the continuation and revival of music appreciation in the community.

Education

Tina earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Millersville University.

Tina Christie studied flute with Thomas Robertello (flutist and art gallery owner), Joel Behrens, Jean Harling, and Lynn Hertel, and studied in masterclasses and lessons with Gary Schocker, Laurie Sokoloff, Tadeo Coelho, William Montgomery, and Robert Willoughby. She studied with flutist Jean Ferrandis at Accademia Internazionale di Musica di Cagliari. Tina Christie studied Alexander Technique with Karen Loving.

Competitions

  • 2022 – Judge for the Flute Society of Washington Adult Amateur Competition.
  • 2009 – Alternate finalist for the YouTube Symphony competition.
  • 2007 – Participant in the Cimarosa Flute Competition in Aversa, Italy.
  • 2006 – Judge for the Woodbridge Flute Choir Concerto Competition.
  • 2006 – Winner in the National Flute Association‘s Convention Performers Competition.

Performing music for an audience is a way of sharing life experiences with each other. Music has the power to focus on the common elements that make us human – we have all felt elated, sad, victorious, overwhelmed and overjoyed. I cannot think of a more meaningful way to spend my time than to create musical experiences that foster empathy and understanding.


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