"Burke mines her materials masterfully" (Cacophony Magazine)
"Striking..." (Musical America)
Christine is a composer from Iowa City, IA, whose music has recently been performed by Dog Star Orchestra, Density512, ETHEL, and the Southland Ensemble. Past collaborations include projects with and performances by the 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".
THE CHRISTINE BURKE ENSEMBLE
[r]amp festival, © Mark T. Lanning
The Christine Burke Ensemble is made of composers, performers, and improvisors from Iowa City, IA. Regularly participating members are: Justin Comer (saxophones), Carlos Cotallo Solares (electric guitar, violin), Zachery Meier (flutes), Vero Rose Smith (french horn), Alex Spenceri (euphonium), Gabi Vanek (bassoon), Will Yager (bass), and Christine Burke (clarinet).
The CBE has performed at iHearIC, [r]amp festival, the University of Iowa Composer's Workshop, and Feed Me Weird Things.
Upcoming projects include new pieces by Justin Comer, Alex Spenceri, and Christine Burke.
for 5+ Performers, iHearIC, October 2016
AT A STEADY CONSISTENT RATE, Composer's Workshop, December 2017
Work at [r]amp festival, June 2019