CHRISTINA MANCEOR, BOOKING AGENT
Christina Manceor is a percussionist and arts entrepreneur with diverse musical interests. Currently based in the Baltimore area, Christina is managing director of Community Concerts at Second, a local performing arts presenting organization, and is co-artistic director of About\face, a genre-melding concert series which presents diverse new music and art within the community. With a background in both performance and administration, Christina is passionate about helping musicians further their careers, and has served as an advisor and office associate at the Peabody Career Center. She is excited to be able to bring her knowledge and experience to the artists working with Musiq Haus Management.
Professionally, Christina performs as a freelance musician in the Baltimore area, pursuing artistic collaborations in chamber music, world music, orchestra, jazz, and improvisation. She is currently a member of The Kris Johnson Group, a jazz/R&B ensemble based in Detroit, and has performed in the musical theatre production The Music Man, the operaThe Mikado, the jazz musical Jim Crow’s Tears, and with various orchestras and chamber ensembles. As a soloist, she has most recently been named the winner of the 2015 PAS/Armand Zildjian Percussion Scholarship, as well as the 2013 Black Swamp Solo Multi-Percussion Competition.
Christina has additionally directed a few of her own performance projects, including Love Beats Rain, a chamber opera by J. Clay Gonzalaz, and a collaborative dance and percussion performance of Derek Bermel’s improvisation-based piece, Orbit Design. Through a combination of her performance and entrepreneurial skills, Christina is able to create compelling collaborations in unexpected spaces, and she is always searching for unique ways to bring the artistic and emotional journey to new audiences.
Christina earned her B.M. in Percussion Performance with a minor in Performing Arts Management at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, studying with Joseph Gramley and Jonathan Ovalle, and has completed a M.M. in Percussion Performance at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, studying with Robert Van Sice.