Christina Whitten Thomas’s compositions have been described as “stunning,” “shaped with great skill and commitment,” “imaginative,” and “extraordinarily moving.” As a recipient of the Sorel Medallion in 2007 for Choral de Bêtes, Christina attended the premiere performance of the work, performed by Voices of Ascension, in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. She was invited back to Zankel Hall in 2008 to hear Voices of Ascension perform Take Peace, which was awarded the Sorel Conductor’s Choice award that year. In 2011, Musica Sacra of New York encored Choral de Bêtes in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. This work for a cappella choir was recorded by Musica Sacra for their 2012 CD release Messages to Myself. Recent performances of her works include the west-coast premiere of Mornings With You, performed by Vox Femina of Los Angeles, conducted by Iris Levine, and the world premiere of T’is You That Are The Music, commissioned by Lesley Leighton and performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale Chamber Singers at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Her awards include 1st place in the 2011 Indianapolis Symphonic Choir competition for A Child of the Snows, 1st place in the 2011 Los Robles Master Chorale competition for My Cathedral, 1st place in the 2010 Park Avenue Christian Church competition for The Lord is King, and 2nd place in the 2010 NATS Art Song Composition Award for In the Garret. Christina’s commissions include Discovery (2011) for the Esoterics of Seattle, Mornings With You (2011) for Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC, and Three Songs of Life (2009) for the USC Apollo Men’s Choir. In addition to In the Garret, she has written two other song cycles including Nature Revisited for high voice and piano and The Academy of Science for tenor and piano. Her music is published by E.C. Schirmer, Hal Leonard, and Armington Lane Publishing. Christina received her M.M. in composition in 2005 from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. She resides with her family in Pasadena. www.christinawhitten.com.