Christina Rusnak, Composer
Combining a love of nature, culture and music to create connections well beyond notes on a page
Composer Christina Rusnak seeks to integrate a sense of context into her music from a variety of sources including landscape, culture, history and art. Her concert music includes chamber ensemble, orchestra, wind band, choral and solo pieces as well as jazz, and electro-acoustic works.
Her collaborative projects include composing for short film, consulting and curation, and partnering in land art installations. She is eager to explore new challenges. Her goal is to compose music that is engaging and thought provoking.
During the pandemic she working with Creative Repertoire Initiative and Leading Tones music to adapt her grades 1-4 ensemble pieces for Flexible instrumentation for the 2020-2021 school year. Please refer to the LINKS page to learn more.
My summer was spent working with CREATIVE REPERTOIRE INITIATIVE, and LEADING TONES MUSIC to create five new arrangements for wind band students from Elementary through early College – each for three to six parts to accommodate class size limitations due to COVID 19. These include:
Small Organisms, Alaudidae, Fanfare for Brass Quintet, The Coast in Winter, & Hyas Tyee Təmwata
See Music page for details