Christine Massey Warren grew up in Houston, Texas, and began playing oboe at the age of 11. She attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and then continued on to receive her B.M. in oboe performance from the University of Michigan and M.M. in oboe performance from the University of Texas at Austin. Her teachers include Nancy Ambrose King, Rebecca Henderson, and Carolyn Hove. Christine made her concerto debut at age 16 as winner of the Texas Music Teachers Association concerto competition and has since performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Avery Fischer Hall, the Kennedy Center, and in England, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and France.
CM Reeds was founded in 2010, and Christine is currently based in LA and Orange County working as a freelance musician and teaching private lessons and reed-making. As a performer, she plays both oboe and English horn with several symphonies in the area including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, the San Diego and Santa Barbara Symphonies, Opera Santa Barbara, as well as musicals and staged shows. Christine has participated in local outreach concerts for children and families with the Camarada Chamber Music Ensemble of San Diego and for Pacific Symphony’s Class Act Family Night programs.
As 2nd oboist/English hornist of the Golden State Pops Orchestra, she has collaborated with such film and TV composers as Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Bear McCreary, Peter Bernstein, David Newman, Michael Giacchino, Randy Edelman, Marco Beltrami, and John Debney. In 2014, Christine performed in concert with John Williams both with the Pacific Symphony at Segerstrom Concert Hall and with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Other artists she has performed with include Idina Menzel, Katharine McPhee, Seth MacFarlane, Vanessa Williams, Trey Anastasio, Sheena Easton, and more.
Recently, Christine traveled with the Los Angeles Philarmonic on their 2014 North American tour throughout the United States and Canada, and can also be seen in Andy Madadian’s music video ” Toro Tanha Nemeezaram.”
She is currently the adjunct oboe professor at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA, and has served on the staff of the Austin Chamber Music Center in Austin, Texas, oboe instructor at the San Diego Summer Institute, and as guest artist/clinician at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, CA.