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Tirelessly optimistic that the performing arts and written word can help everyone become happy and healthy, Christina trusts that her audiences, readers, patients, and students can go into the world spreading joy.

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Welcome


Tirelessly optimistic that the performing arts and written word can help everyone become happy and healthy, Christina trusts that her audiences, readers, patients, and students can go into the world spreading joy.

About Christina

A classically trained singer/actor, Christina toured the globe singing operas, operettas, and musicals. She soloed with orchestras, oratorio societies, at Radio City Music Hall, and folk venues, accompanying herself on the guitar and Irish Harp. Her theatrical credits include: On The Twentieth Century, directed by Harold Prince, with Rock Hudson, Imogene Coca, and Judy Kaye; The Women with Anita Gillette, Dody Goodman, Julie Newmar, Virginia Graham, Jane Kean, and Margaux Hemingway; and the original Actors Studio production of Let ‘em Rot by Cy Coleman, directed by Morton DaCosta.

Her years as a professional singer compelled her to write her first novel, One Man's Music. Set in NYC during the Vietnam period, it is the story of a young soprano's obsession with an orchestral composer. One Man's Music is available in paperback, audiobook, and e-book here.

Also a Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Christina is the founder and executive director of Music Gives Life, bringing musical performing into the lives of senior citizens. Many of her Show Stoppers, ages 60-101, never performed in public before joining her program.  NY1-TV News named them NYers of the Week. A former senior center director, nursing home music therapist, and primary caregiver for two elderly relatives, Christina has unique insights into the joys and frustrations shared by geriatric patients and their caregivers. She has helped frustrated, unhappy individuals of all ages deal with physical and emotional loss caused by birth defects, age-related diseases, accidents, and self-abuse. 

I Want To Go To Lithuania, or How To Have Fun With Your Aging Parents, her step-by-step, hands-on manual for adults who love and care for older adults, was published in May 2017 by Black Lyon Publishing.

Her four-novel Edwardian England series, His Majesty's Theatre, will be published by Endeavour Press, UK in 2017. It tells the story of a gay actor-manager escaping arrest by pretending to marry his leading lady and father her illegitimate child. Together, they harbor a country heiress escaping a forced marriage.

Christina lives in Greenwich Village, NYC with her husband, actor/media-coach/cartoonist, Larry Conroy.