Christina Giacona

Executive Director and Clarinetist

Christina Giacona, Executive Director
Christina Giacona, Executive Director

Christina Giacona is a native of Los Angeles, California. Currently, she is the executive director and conductor of both OKMove and the summer chamber group The Los Angeles New Music Ensemble.  As a high school student she studied with Kalman Bloch, principal of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She attended California State University at Northridge, and received the Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance after studies with Dr. Julia Heinen. She was the California State MTNA competition winner, and California State University- Northridge concerto winner playing Rossini’s Introduction, Theme, and Variations. During her stay in California, Dr. Giacona recorded several sound tracks to movie shorts and cartoons.

Dr. Giacona received her Master of Music degree in clarinet performance at the University of New Mexico, where she studied with Keith Lemmons. She also performed at the John Donald Robb Composer’s Symposium. She played E-flat clarinet with the University of New Mexico Symphony Orchestra during its tour to Mexico, performing works and recording the documentary Silverestra Revueltas.

Dr. Giacona graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Music with a DMA in clarinet performance studying with Dr. David Etheridge. She performed solo concerti with the OU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony by world-renowned composer Scott McAllister. He was present at both performances. She is also a member of the OU clarinet choir, which recently performed at the International Clarinet Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia. In June 2007, she had her debut solo performance at the Clarinet Symposium. Other musical performances have taken her throughout the United States and Europe.