Christina C. Spurling
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
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
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
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
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.
Odd Jobs (solo piano) by Daniel Fischer-Lockhead, July 2017
Rest, Rest (soprano & piano) by Jordan Chase, May 2016
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
August 2017 Chamber music coach _ Envision Chamber Music, Rockport, ME
Coach youth chamber ensembles
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