Director, Early Music Ensembles
MMus (Organ) Arizona State University
As both a scholar and performer, Christina Hutten is committed to helping students integrate their academic and practical studies. She is passionate about public musicology, sharing music history with audiences from diverse backgrounds through online courses, pre-concert chats, and program notes and liner notes. Her own research examines the material culture of music in the sixteenth century and what it reveals about the spread of practical musical knowledge and the process of codification that turned that knowledge into music theory. The working title of her dissertation is “How Great a Name Awaits You, Learned Little Book”: Orlando di Lasso’s Sacrae cantiones (1562) and the Cultivation of Musical Knowledge, and her research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.
As an organist and harpsichordist Christina Hutten has presented recitals in Canada, the United States, and Europe, including performances in concert series hosted by the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, the Hooglandsekerk in Leiden, Early Music Vancouver, the Universities of British Columbia and Calgary, and others. She performs regularly with Pacific Baroque Orchestra and has appeared as concerto soloist with the Okanagan Symphony, the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, and the Arizona State University Chamber Orchestra. Christina is also an enthusiastic teacher. She coordinates the early music ensembles at the University of British Columbia and has given masterclasses and workshops at institutions including the Victoria Baroque Summer Program, Brandon University, the University of Manitoba, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada’s National Music Centre in Calgary, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Funded by a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she pursued private organ studies in Europe. Christina obtained a master’s degree in Organ Performance from Arizona State University and an Advanced Certificate in Harpsichord Performance from the University of Toronto.