Christina Green was born in Melbourne in 1963. She completed a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree in musicology at the University of Melbourne and a Masters degree in composition at the same university in 2009, working with teachers Katy Abbott, Julian Yu and Stuart Greenbaum. She is continuing composition study with Clare Maclean at the University of Western Sydney. Since 1994 Christina has worked as a music therapist, after training in the improvisation-based Nordoff-Robbins approach in London, as a performing songwriter/composer, workshop facilitator and teacher, including work in the area of homelessness and mental health.
Christina has written music for string orchestra, percussion, organ, winds, piano, guitar, various choral and small instrumental ensembles, as well as many songs for acoustic guitar and voice in styles ranging from folk to cabaret, and a selection of songs for use in music therapy. She has been active as a composer/performer with the Brunswick Composing Women's Group and ReGroup in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges, and also on residencies at the Banff Centre (2009) and the Bundanon Trust, NSW (2012).
Christina has had works performed by a range of ensembles and soloists in Australia, the UK and the US. Christina’s compositional style incorporates elements of minimalism and other 20th century idioms, jazz, popular and medieval music. Since 2010 she has enjoyed working on collaborative projects with visual artists and poets, reflecting her long-time interest in these artistic areas.
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