Title: Assistant Lecturer
Cellist Christina Babich Rosser started her cello studies at age eight under the Suzuki Method. She was a student of Deborah Newcomb at the Northern Ohio Cello Academy when she won the 1996 Akron Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. She continued her studies with Michael Haber at the University of Akron, while simultaneously obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish. After earning her Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music under Richard Aaron in 2004, Christina completed work in Case Western Reserve University’s doctoral program where she focused on the baroque cello, the viola da gamba, and the medieval vielle. Christina has taught baroque cello at Case Western Reserve University and currently teaches cello at the University of Akron, Hiram College and at Camerata Musical Arts in Akron
In 2001 Christina was a winner in both the University of Akron Concerto Competition and the Tuesday Musical Club Competition. Christina was also awarded first prize at the Cleveland Cello Society competition. She studied baroque cello at the Amherst Early Music Festival, the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto and the Longy International Baroque Institute in Cambridge. Christina is a member of the Akron Symphony, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and Akron Baroque. She has also performed with Apollo’s Fire, New Trinity Baroque of Atlanta, Seattle Baroque, CityMusic Cleveland, and the Canton Symphony Orchestra. Christina has performed in masterclasses by Steven Isserlis and Stephen Geber, and has recorded for Chynna Phillips (of Wilson Phillips). She also plays with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and has performed with Josh Groban, Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John, Rod Stewart, Dave Stewart, Tommy Lee, and Kanye West.