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Christine LetcherChristine Letcher received a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. While both of her degrees have a piano focus, Christine has always been a singer and was trained from an early age by James McKeever, and throughout her undergraduate studies with Anne Ackley Gray, both Westminster Choir College professors. After graduating, Christine was on the faculty of Westminster Conservatory of Music and presented lecture recitals about women composers for seminars hosted by Westminster Choir College as well as service organizations in New Jersey. Prior to moving to Maine, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, sparking her interest in women’s health and empowerment, and leading to her current position as a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator for the Family Planning Association of Maine. Since being in Maine, she has sung with the Androscoggin Chorale, The Occasional Chorale, the Choral Arts Society’s Camerata, Singers, and Masterworks Choirs, and she has been a member of the St Mary Schola since its inception in 2008. She is currently studying with Christina Astrachan, Artist Faculty in Voice at the University of Southern Maine and Bowdoin College. Christine teaches private piano lessons and for the last three years has had great fun being the director of the Mad Anthony Panhandlers, a steel drum band in Wayne, ME.