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Christine is a composer from Iowa City, IA, whose music has recently been performed by Wolftone, Dog Star Orchestra, Density512, and ETHEL. Past collaborations include projects with and performances by the Southland Ensemble, Koehne Quartet at Wien Modern, a.pe.ri.od.ic, Alarm Will Sound at the Mizzou International Compsers Festival, the Chicago Civic Orchestra Fellows, JACK Quartet, Talea Ensemble, Heavy Air, The Living Earth Show, NOW Ensemble, Kamratōn Ensemble, and participation in Northwestern University's New Music Conference, Núcleo Música Nova, the UNK New Music Festival, and the Earle Brown Music Foundation’s International Summer Academy.
Christine earned a Master's Degree from the University of Iowa, where she studied with Nomi Epstein, Josh Levine, and Larry Fritts (composition) and Maurita Murphy Marx and Jorge Montilla Moreno (clarinet). She was previously a student of David Stock (composition) and Jack Howell (clarinet) at Duquesne University. She currently resides in Iowa, where she composes for and performs with a group of friends under the name "The Christine Burke Ensemble".
"Burke mines her materials masterfully"
"Burke’s balanced yet asymmetric musical creations dare listeners to predict the next sonic surprise"
(Vero Rose Smith, Feed Me Weird Things Visual Mixtapes)