Christina Butera

Christina Butera is a composer, clarinetist, and teacher interested in both acoustic and electroacoustic music. As a Kansas City composer, she served as the Vice President and Artistic Committee Chair of the non-profit arts organization KcEMA (Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance) and currently sits on the Advisory Board. Her compositions draw from a diverse range of styles and are particularly focused on structures based on timbral and textural transformations. She is influenced by her experience in Gamelan and Afro-Caribbean drumming, as well as her work in electronic music. Her music has been performed at venues across the country, such as Electronic Music Midwest, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, The Contagious Sounds Series, and GAMMA-UT, as well as international venues in Canada, Germany, France and Australia. She recently presented at and participated in IRCAM’s Manifeste-2016 in Paris. Christina earned her BM in Music Composition at Bucknell University, her MM in Music Composition at Bowling Green State University, and her DMA in Music Composition at The University of Missouri Kansas City. She has studied under composers such as Bill Duckworth, Marilyn Shrude, Mikel Kuehn, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Jim Mobberley, and Paul Rudy. She is currently teaching composition and music technology at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.