Berklee Student

Christine Burki

Berklee Student
Man is free the moment he wishes to be. - Voltaire 
Boston, MA
Member since 2012

About Me

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare. – Voltaire

Christine is an aspiring musician, knowledgeable in piano skills since age 7 and vocal technique since age 12. Along with a select group of individuals, Christine was invited to tour Italy for two weeks, performing at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, and numerous other churches and concert events in Florence, Venice, and Milan. She graduated in 2011 with two years of membership in the National Honors Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society and Exemplars Honor Society. She was a member of the New York All-State choir in 2009 and a three-time member of the All-County choirs. She received the Karl Hueglin Scholarship for her work in the theatre productions, and the Working Women’s Scholarship for her part-time job she held during her four years in High School.

Christine is an active member of the Long Island TRIO (Transplant Recipients International Organization), a non-profit organ donor awareness group. She has been a dutiful volunteer, contributing as the photographer, manager, and assistant of different events held by LI TRIO. She has repeatedly performed the National Anthem with the LI TRIO choir singers at the NY Mets (CitiField) ballgames for the past few years and has sung and conducted the choir at the Ducks Stadium for the past three.

Christine interned for Bernadette Brennan, CEO and creator of Nightlife Productions and Studios located in NYC, over the summer months of 2012. She was privileged enough to have a song professionally recorded and mixed at the studio as thanks for her work there over the summer.

Now attending her fourth semester at Berklee College of Music, Christine plans to graduate with a BA in Music Business by 2015. She received the honor of being on the Dean’s List for all three of her previous semesters as a full-time student.

Christine was employed by Berklee Housing as a Resident Assistant in the Berklee dormitories as of Fall 2012. She has been a responsible coordinator, listener, mediator, and enforcer for the residents in her dorm and around the campus. As an RA, Christine has created, planned, and executed multiple different events both around and outside the campus, and has been a valuable resource for the students and other members of the Housing staff.

Christine is a Soprano I performer and now recently the choral conductor and director for the Video Game Music Choir at Berklee, which hosts its own performances every semester and various other events including radio shows and conventions. She was the Soprano I soloist in the choir’s professional production of “Nightsong” from the PC game, World of Warcraft; Cataclysm (video seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y8H2r4f7eo) back in December of 2011.

Christine hopes to continue her work and have many more exciting times with her colleagues and the choirs, and awaits more joyous and successful experiences to come.

Experience & Education

Current

  • Choral Conductor/Director for Video Game Music Choir
    January 2013 to Present (about a year)

    Berklee's Video Game Music Choir, the original game choir of Boston, MA, arranging pieces from both classic and current video games for choral performance.

  • Choir Performer for Audire Soundtrack Choir
    September 2012 to Present (about a year and a half)

    Recently created at Berklee, the Audire Soundtrack Choir specializes in music from video games, film scores, and anime compositions, all arranged for choral performance.

  • Resident Assistant for Berklee Resident Life
    August 2012 to Present (about a year and a half)

    Berklee's dedicated team of students chosen exclusively for the resident assistant position to carry out duties and maintain dorm policies.

  • Choral Conductor (2010-12) Choral Performer (2009) for LI TRIO Long Island Ducks Performance
    August 2009 to Present (over 4 years)

    LI TRIO performance of the National Anthem at the Long Island Ducks Minor League Baseball in Islip, NY.

Past

  • Choir Performer and Soloist for Video Game Music Choir
    September 2011 to January 2013 (about a year and a half)

    Berklee's Video Game Music Choir, the original game choir of Boston, MA, arranging pieces from both classic and current video games for choral performance.

  • Intern for Nightlife Productions and Studios
    May 2012 to August 2012 (3 months)

    Interned to Bernadette Brennan, CEO and creator of Nightlife Studios, located in Midtown NYC.

  • Mixed and Treble Choir Member for Fiesta-Val Music Festival
    April 2007 to April 2011 (over 4 years)

    An annual competition taking place in Virginia where schools come to compete and win distinguished awards for their musical abilities.

  • Set/Running Crew, Technical Director, Stage Mgr. for MHS Theatre Productions
    November 2007 to March 2011 (over 3 years)

    Technical Director of Lights, Sound, and Props (2009), Stage Manager (2011) for the Manhasset High School Theatre Department.

  • Choir Performer for Italian Touring Choir
    February 2011 to February 2011 (less than a month)

    A select group of performers from Manhasset High School that toured Italy, performing at the St. Peter's Basilica/the Vatican in Rome and Florence, Venice, and Milan.

  • Choir Performer of the National Anthem for LI TRIO NY Mets Performance
    August 2009 to August 2010 (about a year)

    Long Island Transplant Recipients International Organization (LI TRIO) choir performance of the National Anthem for the NY Mets at CitiField, NY.

  • Treble Choir Member for NYSSMA All-State
    December 2009 to December 2009 (less than a month)

    New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) selected performer.

  • Mixed and Treble Choir Member for NYSSMA All-County
    January 2007 to January 2009 (over 2 years)

    NYSSMA choir performer.

Education

  • BA in Music Business at Berklee College of Music
    2011 to Present (Expected completion 2015)
  • Private Instruction in Vocal Technique at Jeremy Ragsdale Proficiency Preparation
    2012 to 2013 (1 years)
  • Private Instruction in Vocal Technique at Alli Beaudry Proficiency Preparation
    2011 to 2012 (1 years)
  • Private Instruction in Vocal Technique at Cynthia Servetas Studio
    2009 to 2011 (2 years)
  • Summer Performance Program in Performance at Berklee College of Music
    2010 to 2010 (Less than a year)
  • Summer Session in Performance at Westminster Choir College
    2009 to 2009 (Less than a year)
  • Private Instruction in Vocal Technique at Molly Davey Studio
    2007 to 2009 (2 years)
  • Summer Session in Performance at SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music
    2008 to 2008 (Less than a year)
  • Private Instruction in Vocal Technique at Cynthia Servetas Studio
    2005 to 2007 (2 years)