Christine Donkin

Christine Donkin is a Canadian composer of educational, choral and instrumental music. Born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, she holds degrees from the University of Alberta and University of British Columbia and, in addition to her work as a piano teacher, she is active as an adjudicator, clinician, judge, and guest speaker at educational events across Canada.

Christine’s compositions have won awards at national and international competitions notably the

  • DaCapo Chamber Choir’s New Works Competition (Ontario, 2010);
  • International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition (Greece, 2009);
  • Living Music Under Living Skies Competition (Saskatchewan, 2009);
  • Choral Horizons Competition (Minneapolis, 2009);
  • Classical Marimba League International Composition
  • Competition (2009); Guelph Chamber Choir Young Composers Competition
  • (Ontario, 2008) and Sorel Medallion Competition (New York, 2008).

Christine Donkin’s music is increasingly being performed throughout Canada and America, and also in many European countries. Her educational and choral music have been particularly popular and her works are available from a number of international publishers.



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