Christine Rancier has been a violist with The Santa Fe Symphony since 1991. She has served on the Steering Committee and as a musician representative on The Symphony Board, 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, she 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. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, and both a Master of Music and a Doctorate of Music from the Florida State University School of Music. In her free time she enjoys traveling (especially cruises to tropical places that offer snorkeling), Pilates, and trying to improve her golf game to keep up with her husband, Jerry, and stepson, Jack.