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about christina:


Christina DeMaio is a New England based teaching artist. Christina earned her B.M. in Vocal Performance (Classical) from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. A versatile vocalist, Christina actively performs a diverse array of repertoire. Musical Theatre and Operatic highlights include: "Perón's Mistress" in Evita, “Dido” in Dido and Aeneas, “Fantine” in Les Miserables, “Prince Orlofsky" in Die Fledermaus, and “The Witch” in Into the Woods.

Christina has been onstage from a young age, joining her family in their Classic Country & Western Swing band, Gunsmoke, where she developed her deep love of harmony singing. Christina has performed in the NYC-based vocal trio HOME PORT, recently releasing their new album, "HOME PORT 3."

Christina is a former Young Artist at Asheville Lyric Opera (2016). She has appeared as a soloist with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles throughout the Northeast. Christina is also a seasoned Cantor, Chorister, and Section Leader, serving at many Parish communities. She is currently the Alto Choral Scholar at St. John's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH.

Christina's private voice studio is comprised of singers of all ages throughout the Northeast. Since 2015, Christina has taught private lessons and group voice classes for several arts and youth theatre organizations throughout New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New York City.


Christina has also served as a vocal coach and music director for several youth theatre companies, including Pine Street Players in Exeter, NH, where her studio is based. Christina is also on the youth music programming staff at St. John's in Portsmouth

Christina is proud to be Director of Programs and a founding voice educator at Young Singers Academy, an international voice training program based in NYC. Under the ongoing mentorship of founder Vielka Kelly-Weiss, Christina approaches all of her teaching using The Vielka Method™, a comprehensive and accessible approach to vocal technique, music literacy, and song study designed specifically for young singers, applicable to all ages.

Christina is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and completed the NATS-NYC Mentor Teacher Program in 2020, observing and learning from master teachers in Musical Theatre voice. She is also a member of the Granite State Chapter of NATS.

Collaborators and writing partners Christina & Suzanne Jalbert Jones have written their first full-length musical, Burdick's Bookstore. On August 13th, 2022, it premiered with a workshop production featuring alumni of the Pine Street Players Youth Theatre Program. 

To learn more and for Burdick's Bookstore updates, visit the JJD Music page.



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