I write, I compose, I create.

Based out of Tiotia:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal, Christine ML Lee is a composer, playwright and poet interested in the intersection between music, movement and storytelling. After finishing her last year as the composer-in-residence at the University of Montreal Choir, she completed the Songwriting Workshop at Berklee College of Music in Boston. One of her latest work, Bloom, is a choir composition for which she wrote the music and lyrics, and was premiered by the Choeur du Brouhaha. Working with dance and spoken word, Christine's music has been performed at Montreal Festival Quartiers Danses and in Montreal Botanical Gardens. Poet and writer, she has contributed several articles for the music magazine La Scena Musicale. Alumna of Nightwood Theatre’s Young Innovators Unit 2020-2021, Christine is currently working on a musical tentatively titled, "Just a Note", supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and by Playwright’s Workshop Montreal. Her video poem Holding Waterways premiered at the Festival St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe 2021. Christine is serving on the 2021-2022 Board of Directors for the Quebec Writers’ Federation.

As a cultural worker, Christine has worked with the ELAN(English Language Arts Network, the Playwrights' Workshop Montreal, the Bozzini String Quartet, Agence Musicale Étudiante (AME) and is a proud graduate of the HEC Montréal Arts Management DESS program.

Professional Development for Theatre


2022 LibLab Bilingue at Tapestry Opera, Opera de Montreal and Musique 3 femmes
Dramaturgs/Facilitators: Michael Mori, Tim Albery


2021 MUSE9 LAB
Facilitators: Anna Theodosakis & Hyejin Kwon


2020 – 2021 YOUNG INNOVATORS’ PROGRAM
NIGHTWOOD THEATRE

Facilitators: Taylor Trowbridge & Amanda Lin


2019-2020 YOUNG CREATOR’S UNIT
PLAYWRIGHTS’ WORKSHOP MONTREAL
Facilitator: Jesse Stong


2019 – 2020 CANADIAN MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS’ COLLECTIVE (CMTWC)
ADVANCED WORKSHOP
Facilitator: Jonathan Monro


2018 – 2019 CANADIAN MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS’ COLLECTIVE (CMTWC)
INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP
Facilitator: Jonathan Monro

Professional Development for Music

2020 ELLIOT WEISGARBER COMPOSITION WORKSHOP FOR ERHU & PIANO
Facilitator: Edward Top

2016 BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC - SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

Boston, MA, USA

2013 BOZZINI STRING QUARTET - BOZZINI LAB
Facilitators: Bozzini String Quartet, Owen Underhill, Christopher Butterfield

2013 MONTREAL CONTEMPORARY MUSIC LAB
Montreal, Quebec

BACHELOR'S IN MUSIC, INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION
University of Montreal
Supervisor: Ana Sokolovic

CONSERVATOIRE DE MUSIQUE DE MCGILL
Diplôme Collégial I en piano avec distinction

Professional Development for Poetry & Writing

Fall 2021 - Quebec Writers’ Federation - Acts of Mischief Poetry Workshop
Facilitator: Carolyn Souaid

October 2021 - The Writers' Union of Canada: BIPOC Writer's Connect Conference
Mentor: Shane Book (poetry)

February 2020 - Atwater Library - The Page with Ears Open, Spoken Word Workshop
Facilitator: Tanya Evanson

Fall 2019 - Atwater Library - Filmpoetry Workshop
Facilitator: Rachel McCrum

2019 Shortlist - Quebec Writers’ Federation - Poetry Mentorship Program

Spring 2018 - Quebec Writers’ Federation - Poetry Toolkit Workshop
Facilitator: Sue MacLeod

Fall 2016 - Quebec Writers’ Federation - Editing and Revising Poetry
Facilitator: Carmelita McGrath

2015 - Quebec Writers’ Federation - Earthquake Poetry Workshop
Facilitator: John Steffler

2010 - Quebec Writers’ Federation - Haiku Workshop
Facilitator: Emiko Miyashita

2009-2010 - ArcPoetry Magazine - Poet-in-Residence program
Mentor: Elise Partridge


Community & Volunteering

MEMBER, 2021 – 2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
QUEBEC WRITERS’ FEDERATION
For English language writers in Quebec.

TREASURER, 2016 – 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CODE D’ACCÈS
For emerging artists in contemporary music in Quebec

MEMBER, 2015 – 2017 OUTREACH COMMITTEE
LONGUEUIL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Founding member of Outreach Committee, Jeunes Mélomanes U40

MEMBER, 2015 – 2016 FUNDING COMMITTEE
CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE(QUEBEC)
Fundraising Event on June 14, 2016

Awards

LAUREATE 2013 - Soirée de l’accomplissement artistique et sportif de la Ville de Brossard

CÉGEP VANIER : BOURSE DE FIN D’ÉTUDES « LESSEY KIMMEL » Excellence en théorie musicale et histoire de la musique

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