Having recently completed her DMA in Wind Conducting at the University of Michigan, Dr. Christine Lundahl joins the Rogue Valley Symphonic Band as our new Artistic Director. While in school, she conducted world-class concert ensembles, collaborated with award-winning composers and performers, and was Director of the UM Band Alumni concert ensemble. Her research and publications delve into the topics of diverse programming and music education in Title 1 public schools, and she is brought out frequently as a guest conductor and clinician. Her education includes an MM in Instrumental Conducting from the University of South Florida and a BME in Music Education from Florida State University.
Prior to graduate study, Christi spent four years as the Director of Bands at Liberty High School in Kissimmee and two years as the Director of Band and Orchestra at Westridge Middle School in Orlando, Florida. During that time, she established two thriving jazz programs, received accolades for the concert ensembles at the district and state level, and significantly increased participation in each program as a whole. She was also active as a performer, playing trumpet with the Florida Wind Band, Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Hollingsworth Winds, and cornet and tenor horn with the Brass Band of Central Florida. She is currently the Director of Bands at Southern Oregon University and teaches conducting and applied trumpet in addition to conducting the Wind and Jazz Ensembles.