Christina Lee has been playing with the Boise Philharmonic since 2010, and she is also the Principal Clarinetist of the Opera Idaho Orchestra. She has collaborated with chamber and orchestral musicians worldwide in affiliation with the Music Academy of the West, Festival dei Due Monde in Spoleto Italy, Colorado College Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival, and has been a featured soloist on American Public Media’s ‘Performance Today.’
Christina finished her doctoral studies at the University of Southern California in 2011, where she majored in Music Performance and minored in Music Education and Educational Psychology. She received her Master’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her Bachelor’s Degree is from The Juilliard School, where she was a recipient of the Zubin Mehta Scholarship, Frederica von Stade Scholarship, Marion R. Steckler Scholarship, and Presser Foundation Scholarship.
With over 15 years of teaching experience, Christina is deeply involved in musical enrichment activities for youth and community. She is currently a general music teacher for the West Ada School District, and is completing her certification in both Orff and Kodaly pedagogy. She also runs a clarinet choir for youth and maintains a studio of clarinetists who participate in the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Jr. High Honors Orchestra, All-State Band, and other honors ensembles.