Christine Rancier has been a violist with The Santa Fe Symphony since 1991. In the past she served on the Orchestra Committee and as a musician board member representative which gave her a great appreciation of the dedication of the talented staff and board. Christine is also involved with the New Mexico Philharmonic, both as a violist and Executive Assistant. Previously Christine was a member of the New Mexico Symphony, The Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, the Jacksonville Symphony and the Hartford Symphony. In addition to performing with orchestras, Christine is also the violist for the Eleganza String Quartet. Christine’s past teaching career included a studio for private violin and viola lessons and a position as adjunct professor at the College of St. Catherine. Christine has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Hartford, Hartt School of Music and both a Master of Music and a Doctorate of Music from Florida State University, School of Music. In her free time she enjoys traveling, (especially cruises to tropical places that offer snorkeling), trying to improve her golf game to keep up with her husband, Jerry and stepson, Jack, and Pilates.