Christina C. Spurling 

christina.spurling@gmail.com

(207) 664-3373

christinaspurling.com

EDUCATION

Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge, MA

Master of Music in Collaborative Piano 2017

Longy Presidential Scholar

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

Bachelor of Arts in Music; Visual Art 2010

Master class with Dawn Upshaw, April 2017

Master class with Horszovski piano trio, March 2017

Master class with John Harbison and Lynne Torgove, October 2015

Dalcroze Workshop with Lisa Parker, March 2015

Nonprofit Seminar: Grant Writing 102 – Newburyport Art Association, September 2014

Multiple Intelligences in the Music Classroom with Lillie Feierabend, July 2011

Digging Deep in Choral Music K-12 with Deborah and Joseph Mello, July 2012

PRIMARY TEACHERS                                COACHES

Brian Moll                `                Jesse Mills, violin

Rieko Aizawa                                Robert Merfeld, piano

Michael Monroe                                Ryan Turner, voice

Mia Chung                                Carol Mastrodomenico, voice

Alina Polyakov                                Carol Ou, cello

Ginger Hwalek                                

NOTEWORTHY PERFORMANCES

RECITALS

        ECMI Midday Concert: Brahms & Frank Martin piano trios with Ryu Mitsuhashi, violin and Aija Kante, cello. May 2019.

Songs of Life, Love and Loss: Annie Leonardi, soprano and John Andrew Fernandez, baritone. Oct 2018.

Piano 4-hands: Brahms, Schubert, Dvorak & Rachmaninoff with Woo Young Jung, piano. July 2018.

Violin Sonatas: Brahms, Beethoven & Ravel sonatas for violin and piano with Yi-li Chang, violin. Aug 2017.

Season Opener: Surry Arts at the Barn with Anatole Wieck & Ryu Mitsuhashi, violins. June 2017.

Graduate Recital: Berlioz Les Nuits d’Etes; Brahms Zigeunerlieder with Hao Liu, mezzo soprano. May 2017.

Graduate Recital: Brahms violin sonata No. 3; Britten Winter Words; German songs for soprano; Ravel piano trio. April 2017.

Graduate Recital: Winter Words, Britten; Gatsby Songs, John Harbison with Sam Strickland, tenor. April 2017.

Arthur Russell Strings staff recital: piano trios with Claire Manfredo, cello & Nate Lesser, violin. July 2016

Graduate recital: Beethoven cello sonata No. 3; Saint Saens concerto for cello with Jenna Kim, cello. April 2016

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Longy School of Music of Bard College chamber ensembles 2015-2017

Gordon College chamber ensembles 2006-2010

Arthur Russell Strings assistants’ ensemble (piano quartets) 2004-2008

ACCOMPANYING EXPERIENCE

        Acadia Choral Society guest accompanist, spring 2019: Schubert’s Mass in G, Hindemith 6 chansons, madrigals

Bagaduce Chorale guest accompanist 2017-2018: Poulenc’s Gloria; Karl Jenkins’ Gloria; Handel’s Coronation Anthems

AMC Mountains and Music Fall weekend 2017 accompanist: Brahms Requiem

Harvard University Dudley House Choir 2017 accompanist: Dido and Aeneas 

Boston Opera Collaborative rehearsal pianist 2015-2016: Gounod’s Faust

Ellsworth Community Music Institute staff pianist 2016-present

Longy assistantship: accompanist for lessons, recitals, seminars and opera scenes.  2015-2017

Acadia Community Theatre The Nutcracker 2016

First Religious Society UU, Newburyport, MA: guest choir accompanist 2014-2017        

Newburyport Candlelight Chorale: Neue Liebeslieder May 2016

North Shore Folklore Theatre Company, Magnolia, MA: accompanist, Grannie 2015

Sparhawk School Musicals 2011-2015

North Shore YMCA musical theatre accompanist 2011

Gordon College student accompanist  2006-2010

LARGE ENSEMBLES

Cape Ann Symphony: celesta in Bolero; American in Paris; Pictures at an Exhibition. Oct. 2015

Bagaduce Chorale and GEM chamber orchestra: piano soloist for Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy Op. 80. May 2018.

PREMIERED WORKS

        Odd Jobs (solo piano) by Daniel Fischer-Lockhead, July 2017

        Rest, Rest (soprano & piano) by Jordan Chase, May 2016

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Chamber Music America National Conference 2017

        American Orff-Schulwerk Conference - New England Chapter 2014

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

June 2017-present                                                                     Music Director                      __             Somesville Union Meeting House, UCC

Provide special music and organ/piano accompaniment for church services, weddings and funerals

        Direct and accompany a 4-part choir of 8-12 singers

        Organize community music events

June 2010-present                                                                         Piano Teacher                                                 __                        Private Studio

Maintain a studio of piano students

August 2017-2018                                                     Piano Teacher, Program Assistant                           Ellsworth Community Music Institute

        Manage communications, scheduling, registration and events for a community music school

        Piano faculty

August 2017                                                                      Chamber music coach                _                Envision Chamber Music, Rockport, ME

        Coach youth chamber ensembles

        Staff performer

February 2011-June 2015                                                            PK-12 Music Teacher                                                            Sparhawk School

Taught and developed curriculum for grades PK-5 using an Orff/Kodaly/Dalcroze approach

Taught and developed curriculum for grades 6-8 percussion ensembles, vocal ensembles, keyboard class,

music theory, music history, rock band.

Directed chorus for grades 3-12.

Taught fifth grade math.

Directed nine school concerts and worked with a team of art teachers to facilitate community arts events.

Directed music and accompanied performances for grades 6-12 school musicals.

November 2013-2015                                      Secretary; Education Coordinator                                    Newburyport Chamber Music Festival

Developed and coached a chamber ensemble for local youth to grow musically and perform together and

to learn from visiting professional artists.

Organized master classes and concerts for the youth ensemble.

Facilitated a visit and performance from NCMF artists to a local school.

Applied for grants for NCMF from local corporations.

Organized, composed and distributed monthly meeting minutes.

Helped facilitate and set up for concerts in community venues throughout the year.

April 2015-present                                                               Administrative Assistant                              Arthur Russell Strings, SW Harbor, ME

Create promotional material for fundraising

Manage communications for young chamber musicians and their families

Coordinate activities for students

Coach youth chamber ensembles