Summerglen Music - Music Education and Live Music in Raleigh, NC
Christina Thompson, Trombonista!
Christina is an active professional musician in the Raleigh, NC area. She has been playing trombone since 1992, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from East Carolina University and a Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Christina's musical background is unique--she is a classically trained musician who spent many years playing trombone in punk bands!

As a young musician, Christina toured Europe and the United States performing with indie bands and jazz ensembles, and became fascinated with understanding the subtle differences and similarities among musical styles. Throughout her professional career, Christina has sought to expand her musical horizons further by performing with ensembles ranging from symphony orchestras to salsa bands to trombone choirs. Christina's current musical focus is on performing and recording uplifting original trombone and marimba music.

One of the foundations of Christina's career is her deep commitment to music education. Christina has taught thousands of people the joy of making music, while on tour, in schools, and in private lessons. Christina's teaching approach centers on helping students establish good habits that can bring them a lifetime of musical enjoyment. In lessons, Christina helps students jumpstart their musical progress with problem solving and goal-setting strategies, develop solid practice habits, and gain a deeper understanding of both their instrument and themselves. This learning takes place in a relaxed, fun environment, where laughter is important and students' ideas are valued and explored!

Sharing music with others is Christina's passion. Please email her if you need a trombonist for your musical project!

Read Christina's Summerglen Music blog!
Look at Christina's resume

Romanza Appassionata by C.M. Von Weber - A Sample of Christina's Playing

Current Engagements
Summerglen - The world's only trombone/marimba/vocal duo, specializing in hypnotic, enchanting musical soundscapes.

Raleigh Symphony - Performing standards of the orchestral repertoire and fun pops concerts several times yearly. Christina serves as 2nd trombonist.

Do you need live music for a special event? Please fill out our booking form for more information on booking Christina or other Summerglen ensembles!

Christina offers...

  • positive and productive private trombone lessons
  • fun and effective coaching for trombone choirs, sections, and wind bands
  • freelance work (classical, salsa, theatre/Broadway, soul, and pop styles)
  • short-notice, high-quality sub work
  • recording sessions
  • solo performances for private parties, galleries, weddings, church services, etc.
  • trombone/marimba duo for weddings and special events
  • precision woodwind instrument repair
  • the Women Embracing Creativity book and course
  • a trombone player for your unique musical experiment!