As a specialist in early 17th century repertoire, Christa has directed vocal style and led the continuo in productions of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at Stony Brook University, Queens College, and Yale University’s Baroque Opera Program (YBOP). She is also a faculty member of the New York Continuo Collective. As a clinician Christa has held workshops for the, Madison Early Music Festival, Pinewoods Early Music week, the Historical Harp Society and the Medieval Institute at Longy School of Music. As a lecturer she has covered topics ranging from ornamentation in the Faenza Codex to Spanish accompaniment in the 17th century.
As a multi-instrumentalist Christa has toured the Americas, Europe and Japan with Piffaro the Renaissance Band, Early Music New York, and Ex Umbris. Her recordings include “Istampitta” on the Lyrachord label, “Chacona” also on the Dorian label, “Trionfo d'Amore e della Morte” on the Dorian label, and the newest release entitled “Waytes.”
As a Fulbright Scholar Christa studied the Italian Baroque harp at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan, Italy with historical harp specialist, Mara Galassi. While there she performed with the Laboratorio permanente sulla Musica vocale del XVII secolo at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, the Barbarini Palace in Rome and at the Tempio dell'Incoronata in Lodi under the direction of Monteverdi specialist and director of Ensemble Concerto, Roberto Gini. She is presently completing her Doctorate at Stony Brook University as a student of the esteemed harpsichordist, Arthur Haas.