Christina Bishop and her husband, Nick, are the parents of four wonderful sons. Christina is a conductor, vocalist, pianist, and educator with a heart for helping youth find their voices.
Prior to joining the MCO team of conductors in Utah, Christina lived in New York and Colorado, where she conducted choirs and maintained a private music studio. Most recently, she founded and directed the Northeast Family & Community Choir in the heart of Rochester, New York, and received the 2020 NY-ACDA Choral Grant to support her work. In Colorado she directed the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus Choir and the Colorado Saints Chorale & Orchestra. She loved teaching the 2015 Eastern Colorado High School Honor Choir and adjudicating competitions in the Denver metro area, including the 20th anniversary TASHCO Young Artist Competition. In Utah she continues to inspire excellence as a clinician and adjudicator.
Christina received both vocal and academic scholarships from Brigham Young University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary music education (K–12 choral emphasis) and her master’s degree in choral conducting. She was assistant conductor for BYU Singers, BYU Women’s Chorus, and director of University Chorale during her graduate training. While residing in New York, she studied conducting and voice with Eastman School of Music faculty William Weinert and Kathryn Cowdrick. Her mentors are Ronald Staheli, Rosalind Hall, Jean Applonie, Gordon Jessop, Paul Broomhead, Andrew Dabczynski, Kathryn Cowdrick, and Kimberly Ritzer.
Singing in choir with Nick is one of Christina’s favorite pastimes. They met in BYU Singers and have since performed with many professional and community choirs, including Kantorei of Denver, Howard Skinner’s Summer Choralfest & Amadeus Choir, Eastman Rochester Chorus, and da Pacem. Christina also enjoys exercise, nutrition, exploring the world, and writing music to play with her kids.