Christine Marie Heath is new to the Tucson area and brings over 20 years experience from the theatrical performing world and a passion for music education. During her performing career in New York, she carved out a successful niche as a “cross-over artist,” holding the ability to blend boundaries between genres showcasing both operatic and musical theatre techniques. She has been praised as being "Animated, energetic, and seems to truly believe every word that flows from her mouth" by the Savannah Morning News (American Traditions Vocal Competition). And The Catskill Chronicle hailed "Heath's stage experience is obvious as she steals every scene she is in." (Delaware Valley Opera -Despina/Cosi fan tutte). She has appeared in leading lady roles on many Off-Broadway NYC stages such as City Center, Saint Luke's Theatre, The Jerry Orbach Theatre and The York Theatre. She has also performed orchestral concert works in Sardinia, Barcelona, Switzerland, El Salvador and Hong Kong. One of her most notable roles is Eva Peron in Evita, which she performed on stage entirely in German with L'orchestra del Teatro Lirico Di Caglieri in Sardinia under the direction of Urs Leonhardt Steiner and also in English with the Ivoryton Playhouse in Connecticut under the direction of Leslie Unger.
A devoted teaching artist, Christine's focus is on her students. She currently serves as the K-5 Music Teacher at The Academy Of Tucson and has experience teaching music to all ages. She previously taught elementary music at Leman Academy Of Excellence (AZ) and Tuxedo Park School (NY). She has also served as Adjunct Voice Professor at New Jersey City University, Adjunct Voice Professor at The College of Saint Rose, and Voice/Drama Teacher at New Windsor Music Academy. She holds an in-depth understanding of training the students’ mind, as well as the heart. She enjoys supporting students as they each embark on their own unique path to success and encourages each person to celebrate their individualities and tell their own story through the music they create. Drawing from diverse vocal styles, acting methods, and genres, Christine is the sum of her own parts and bases all her instruction on a healthy foundation. She is committed to improving music education and performance-based learning. She also has experience teaching amongst diverse communities and contributes to highlighting the importance of inclusion. She has dedicated her life to music and continues to inspire the next generation of artists by teaching workshops, masterclasses and private lessons within her community. She is proficient with lyric diction in French, German, and Italian, is fully equipped with hosting remote lessons, and can happily assist at the piano.
“Do not fear mistakes…there are none.”