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Hello and Welcome to my ePortfolio!

My name is Christina Christiansen. I am from Palo Alto, California, but am currently studying Vocal Performance at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. I have a wide variety of interests including music (of course), visual art, reading, writing, reading, and any activity that can be done out-of-doors. 

As I mentioned, I am studying Vocal Performance here at Ithaca College. This was not always the case, as I first came here to Ithaca not knowing what degree I wanted to pursue. I was an Exploratory Major my first semester of Freshman year, and then decided on auditioning to be accepted into the Whalen School of Music for a major in Vocal Performance. 

I have always enjoyed singing, but I never took lessons and only had one year of choral experience from High School when I first auditioned. I knew that singing was something I wanted to do, and when I got accepted I was extremely excited to learn how to sing properly and to explore vocal repertoire, as I was most familiar with instrumental music. 

Now as a rising Sophomore I am studying with Patrice Pastore, who is a professor of voice here at Ithaca College. I so enjoy working with her, and she has taught me so much in the time we have spent together thus far. We are working on creating a repertoire base, as well as vocal technique. I am fortunate in that I did not come into the music school with bad habits to break, and it also means that I have a lot to learn about singing! 

I am not yet 100% sure of what I want to do after I graduate, being only a Freshman at the current time, but I know that I intend to pursue singing wholeheartedly. 

If you would like to contact me directly, my email address is cchristiansen77@gmail.com. 

Please enjoy your perusal of my ePortfolio!

Christina Christiansen