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Christine Frank

College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Office Location: Bertea Hall 123


Violinist Christine Frank is a member of the first violin sections of the Pacific Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and was the Assistant Concertmaster of the Opera Pacific Orchestra. She performed across the United States with the Anacapa String Quartet, and premiered and recorded many new works as a member of Southwest Chamber Music. The Southwest recording of Carlos Chávez's chamber music won a Grammy Award in 2004. Christine has performed at the music festivals of Aspen, Santa Fe, Norfolk, and Costa Rica.

Christine teaches students ranging from very young beginners to aspiring professionals. In addition to teaching at Chapman University, she has been an instructor at Long Beach City College and the Pacific Symphony’s Santa Ana Strings program. Christine has coached chamber music at the San Diego Chamber Music Workshop and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.

Christine earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she was valedictorian, and the Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. Her teachers have included Linda Cerone, David Updegraff, and Syoko Aki. She studied chamber music with the members of the Cavani, Colorado, and Tokyo String Quartets.