Christine Hestwood

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.