Christine Hestwood is a vocal music teacher in the Upper St. Clair School District. She is the Director of Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she conducts its 70-voice Chancel Choir.
This fall, Christine conducted Verdi’s Requiem with the Westminster Chancel Choir, the Upper St. Clair High School Pantheon Choir and the Academy Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Hestwood has enjoyed her long collaboration with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Past projects include work in Audience Engagement and Music Education Advocacy. Her favorite projects were serving as the co-director of the Night of 2,000 Stars, a 1996 project that featured 2,000 high school singers and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She served as co-director of the April 2013 Music for the Spirit concert, where over 1,500 singers from high schools, colleges and community choirs joined voices to sing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She is currently the conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale. She has served as Assistant Conductor of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Music Director of the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.
Christine earned degrees from Duquesne University (BS in voice and music education) and Carnegie Mellon University (MM in conducting), where she studied with Robert Page.