Dr. Christine Gangelhoff has been a member of the music faculty of The University of The Bahamas since 2007 and has served as Coordinator of the Music Department since 2014. Previously, she served on the faculties of Memorial University of Newfoundland and St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She holds degrees from Yale University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of North Texas.
As a flautist Dr. Gangelhoff has established her career through solo and chamber performances in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. As an orchestral player, she has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Portland Ballet, and the Vancouver Island Symphony. She is heard on recordings with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Sunriver Music Festival in Sunriver, Oregon, and on the Lifescapes Label.
Dr. Gangelhoff is also a founding member of the chamber ensemble, C Force. Since its formation in 2008, the group has been featured in concert throughout the islands of The Bahamas has been promoting art music of the Caribbean with their performances in Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the US Virgin Islands and the United States. Their aim is to showcase little-known classical composers of the Caribbean region in original compositions, transcriptions, and arrangements.
In addition to performing and teaching, Dr. Gangelhoff has done extensive research on art music from the Caribbean region. Over her many years in The Bahamas, she has conducted extensive research on Caribbean art music and has become a leading proponent of this field.
Dr. Gangelhoff has contributed several entries to the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography published by Oxford University Press. She is co-author of the award-winning Art music by Caribbean composers, a comprehensive bibliography documenting the little-known art musical traditions of the Caribbean region. Two volumes of the bibliography have been published; the third (covering the Hispanic Caribbean) is currently being compiled. She continues to work on subsequent volumes as she seeks to promote a deeper understanding of and greater visibility for this little-know tradition.
In 2015, Dr. Gangelhoff founded The Bahamas Music Educators Association (BMEA) to bring musical education in The Bahamas to the highest standards of professionalism and musical excellence. Activities of the Association are aimed at the promotion of the art of music, the advancement of musical educational activities, and the appreciation of music in the community.
Dr. Gangelhoff is currently the Artistic Director of the Nassau Music Society, a nonprofit organization that presents world class concerts, offers free masterclasses by visiting artists, and provides scholarships to Bahamian students.
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