Dr. Christine Lundahl

Artistic Director

Dr. Christine Lundahl is a dynamic and accomplished conductor with a wealth of experience working with ensembles of all levels. She recently moved to Southern California and joined Cal Poly Pomona as Associate Director of Bands, conducting the Symphonic Winds and teaching various music education courses. Additionally, she maintains an active trumpet studio and is highly sought-after as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician.

Prior to her appointment at CPP, Dr. Lundahl resided in Ashland, Oregon where she was the Director of Bands at Southern Oregon University, the Artistic Director of the Rogue Valley Symphonic Band, and the conductor of the Ashland City Band. Under her baton, the SOU Wind Ensemble achieved prominence within the state and was invited to perform at the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference. Passionate about the next generation of musicians, she reinvigorated a thriving high school honor band program, worked with countless schools throughout the nation, and was a champion of young conductors through dedicated podium time.

Dr. Lundahl completed a DMA in Wind Band Conducting at the University of Michigan under the mentorship of world-renowned conductor, Michael Haithcock. Her research and publications delve into the topics of diverse programming and music education in Title 1 public schools. Her education includes an MM in Instrumental Conducting from the University of South Florida and a BME in Music Education from Florida State University. 

Dr. Lundahl served four years as the Director of Bands at Liberty High School in Kissimmee and two years as the Director of Band and Orchestra at Westridge Middle School in Orlando, Florida. She is an active performer, playing trumpet with the Rogue Valley Symphony, Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra, Florida Wind Band, Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Hollingsworth Winds, and cornet and tenor horn with the Brass Band of Central Florida time.