Christine Mann is a professional cellist and teacher currently completing a Performance Certificate at UMass Amherst. She received her BM in Cello Performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she studied with Astrid Schween and currently studies with Edward Arron.
Through UMass Amherst and summer festivals like Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Christine has extensive experience performing in chamber ensembles, ranging from string quartets to contemporary percussion duos. She has served as principle cellist of the UMass Symphony Orchestra. Christine played in pit orchestras for musicals and theatrical performances at UMass Amherst as well as at the Barrington Stage Company working under William Finn, a Tony award-winning composer and lyricist. She has worked with dancers, choreographers and composers on new works and enjoys collaborating with different types of artists.
Christine taught ear-training and theory classes as an undergraduate teaching assistant for three years, and she volunteered with the UMass Amherst string department outreach programs for children K-12 from schools around western Massachusetts. After completing her undergraduate degree, she started her own cello studio in 2017. Christine teaches students of all ages and levels and believes in incorporating creativity, freedom, and structure to learning the cello while creating unique and achievable goals that incorporate the teacher, student, and parental figures.