Announcing NSYC Guest Conductor 2020 – Christina Murray!
We are so pleased to announce the Guest Conductor of the Nova Scotia Youth Choir’s 2020 season: local talent Christina Murray.
You may know Christina as the artistic director of Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble and head of choral studies at Dalhousie University. She approaches her conducting practice through the voice and is known for her innovative programming and her visionary commitment to decolonizing the choral art form.
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, she has frequently sung with the Canadian Chamber Choir since 2007.
As both a former NSYC and National Youth Choir Singer herself, as well as a two-time Resident Conductor of NSYC, Christina is delighted to to be helming NSYC for it’s 30th Anniversary season.