SOLO Tenor Horn

York Preference 3050
Dennis Wick Heritage 3
Music Heroes:

Christine Hansen, an active freelance performer and instructor in Central Illinois, joined the Chicago Brass Band in 2015.  She holds positions in the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra and the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra and frequently performs with the Heartland Festival Orchestra.  An avid supporter of chamber music, Christine is a member of the Twin Cities Brass Quintet, the Lyric Winds Chamber Ensemble, the Chicago Brass Band Sextet, and ctp trio.  As a soloist, she has been featured with the Brass Band of Central Illinois, most recently joining the ensemble at the 2017 Illinois State Fair, and has had the privilege to perform Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings alongside Dr. Justin Vickers and the ISU Chamber Orchestra at the Red Note New Music Festival.  Christine has previously played with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Illinois Orchestra, the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, and the ISU Faculty Brass Quintet, and has performed in Japan, Canada, and at the Lincoln Center in New York City.  

Christine earned her BM and MM in Horn Performance from Illinois State University and has studied under Joe Neisler and Douglas Hill.  She currently works as the Lead Academic Advisor and Assistant to the Director for the Illinois State University School of Music.