Christina Butera

Christina Butera (b.1987) is a Kansas City-based composer, clarinetist, and teacher interested in both acoustic and electroacoustic music. She is the Vice-President and Artisic Committee Chair of the non-profit arts organization KcEMA (Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance). 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, and GAMMA-UT. She is currently working with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to compose an immersive and interactive EA piece to be experienced within the bounds of the museum’s famous sculpture park. She recently presented her project on creative real-time analysis of spoken word at IRCAM’s Manifeste-2016 in Paris. Christina earned her BM in Composition at Bucknell University and her MM in Composition at Bowling Green State University. 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 working on her DMA at UMKC, teaches music technology and synthesis at Kansas City Kansas Community College, and is the recording GTA at UMKC.