Christina Schempf

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Originally a native of the rolling farmland of southeastern Wisconsin, Christina is a Boston-based horn player and teacher currently pursuing graduate studies at the New England Conservatory. While completing her Bachelor of Music at Wheaton College, Christina was an active freelancer in the Chicago area. She has performed with Camerata Chicago, the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, Classical Symphony Orchestra, and Benefit Brass. She is a student of Richard Sebring, Melanie Cottle and Douglas Hill.

Christina is passionate about cultivating a rich and diverse appreciation for music in the coming generation of musicians. She is interested in education and community involvement and will be participating in a Teaching Fellowship through the New England Conservatory's Community Partnerships and Performances department. She has also been employed as a private teacher, sectional coach, teacher assistant, and a resident artist with the Intersect Arts Center, an organization that provides arts education to underserved communities in St. Louis. Over the course of this residency, she participated in a conflict resolution camp which combined music, dance, and technology to address issues of violence and collaborated with various visual artists to produce a multimedia event that included a gallery opening and concert.

Aside from her pursuits in music, Christina enjoys various outdoor recreational activities including backpacking, distance biking, skiing, and horseback riding. She also loves to spend her time reading poetry and doing stained glass. She has two loving, supportive parents, three inspiring siblings, and an adorable baby godson.