Christine Lundahl is the conductor of the Ashland City Band, a beloved municipal band that has been in existence for 150 years. Under her baton, the Southern Oregon University Wind Ensemble achieved prominence within the state and was invited to perform at the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference. Passionate about the next generation of musicians, she reinvigorated a thriving high school honor band program, has visited countless schools around the state and nation-wide, and was a champion of young conductors through dedicated podium time.
Under the mentorship of Michael Haithcock, Dr. Lundahl completed a DMA in Wind Band Conducting at the University of Michigan. While in school, she conducted world-class concert ensembles and collaborated with award-winning composers and performers. Her research and publications delve into the topics of diverse programming and music education in Title 1 public schools, and she is regularly brought out as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician. Her education includes an MM in Instrumental Conducting from the University of South Florida and a BME in Music Education from Florida State University.
Prior to graduate study, Dr. Lundahl spent four years as Director of Bands at Liberty High School in Kissimmee and two years as the Director of Band and Orchestra at Westridge Middle School in Orlando Florida. She is also active as a performer, playing trumpet with the Florida Wind Band, Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Hollingsworth Winds the Roguye Valley Symphony and cornet and tenor horn with the Brass Band of Central Florida.