Christianna Barnard

Christianna Barnard graduated summa cum laude from Westminster Choir College with a Bachelor of Music in May 2015. She has presented her previous research on music and adolescent identity at the conference for the Canadian Society of Traditional Music at Cape Breton University this summer and at The Past, Present, and Future of Public Musicology Conference at Westminster Choir College in January 2015. As a student, she was a recipient of the first annual Arlene Wilner Award for Honors Excellence for her honors thesis on gender performance and homonationalism in the music of Mary Lambert and was a senior Andrew J. Rider scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year. She presented her honors thesis at Rider University's Independent Scholarship & Creative Activities Presentations Day and Westminster Choir College‚Äôs Celebration of Student Research. Additionally, she is an avid choral singer and was a member of Westminster Choir, Westminster Kantorei, and Westminster Symphonic Choir as well as the blogger for Westminster Choir during her time at Westminster. She currently resides in Philadelphia and is preparing to pursue further study in gender studies and musicology. In the meantime, she makes aesthetically pleasing lattes with cardamom for the populace and spends an unacceptable amount of time rearranging her Frida Kahlo shrine.