Eastern Michigan University

College of Arts and Sciences

Music & Dance

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Christine Prince

Music Appreciation

310 Alexander Building




M.M. in Bassoon Performance, University of Michigan

B.M.E., Eastern Michigan University

Courses Taught

  • Music Appreciation
  • World Music


Christine Prince joined the faculty of Eastern Michigan University in 2007 and currently teaches Music Appreciation and World Music. Prior to joining EMU’s staff, Mrs. Prince taught elementary and middle school band and general music in Ann Arbor’s Honey Creek Community School. She also has maintained a bassoon studio since 1977.

As a bassoonist, Ms. Prince studied with Robert Quayle at EMU, and Hugh Cooper at the University of Michigan.  Early on, she began performance activities with the American Wind Symphony of Western Pennsylvania. Subsequent professional performance affiliations include the Toledo Symphony, Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony, Savannah (Georgia) Symphony, New York Metropolitan Opera and the Detroit Symphony. With those groups, she was privileged to perform in orchestra performances with Luciano Pavarotti and Itzak Perlman, among others.  She has performed with the Cullowhee Music Festival in North Carolina, and the Pine Mountain Music Festival in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Ms. Prince was a soloist at the 2006 International Double Reed Society Annual Conference, performing a concerto written by her husband, Dr. Whitney Prince.

As a 30-year member of the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Ms. Prince performed in Texas, New Mexico, New York, Colorado, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Lucerne, Switzerland, as well as performances in Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City.  She can be heard in music of Mozart and Stravinsky with conductor H. Robert Reynolds on Koch International Classics.

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