Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Christina Murray is the Conductor & Production Director of Camerata Xara Young Women’s Choir, based in Halifax, Canada. She approaches her conducting practice through the voice and is known for her innovative programming. In demand as a clinician and adjudicator, Christina takes great delight in inspiring people to sing!
Christina holds an honours undergraduate degree in music (voice/conducting) and philosophy from Mount Allison University, has done graduate work in feminist liturgical practices, and has subsequently studied conducting with Diane Loomer, Jon Washburn, Michael Zaugg, and Elise Bradley. Also an active and accomplished choral singer, as a young person she was selected for two tours with the National Youth Choir of Canada and now sings with the Canadian Chamber Choir and Halifax Camerata Singers.
Christina served as head of choral studies at Kodaikanal International School in South India from 2002-2004 and was resident conductor of the Nova Scotia Youth Choir in 2005 and 2006. She is a current board member for the Nova Scotia Choral Federation and is dedicated to the vibrant future (and present!) of choral music in her province and nation. Christina also conducts the Bay Chorale, a joyful community choir in the Peggy's Cove area of Nova Scotia.