Christine Freeman was appointed Associate Music Director of Kansas City ensembles and Senior Vocal Coach for the William Baker Choral Foundation in August 2011. She is a native of Topeka, Kansas. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education, emphasis Voice, and a Master of Music in Choral Pedagogy from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. She was appointed to membership in The William Baker Festival Singers in 2006, and served as Student Intern for the Choral Foundation in the 2007-2008 season, where she conducted Foundation ensembles in Kansas City, Atlanta, and at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston. She has conducted the Festival Singers and the Summer Singers of Kansas City, along with members of the Kansas City Symphony, in performances of Vivaldi Beatus Vir, Haydn Te Deum, and Mozart Regina Coeli. She appears as conductor on two Festival Singers recordings: A Festival for Christmas and Promised Land.Ms. Freeman has been a clinician for honor choirs in Kansas and Missouri. In addition to her work with the Choral Foundation, Mrs. Freeman is a Music Educator and is beginning her second year in the Blue Valley School District instructing middle school choral music. She previously taught elementary and middle school music for eight years in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. Mrs. Freeman was recently nominated by her colleagues, and named runner-up, for the Kansas Choral Directors Association “Outstanding Young Choral Director Award.” She is currently the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Children’s Choirs with KCDA and has organized the Statewide Treble Honor Choir from 2012-2014. With her husband Daniel Freeman, a member of the Festival Singers, and baby daughter Lilianna Vivian, Christine makes her home in Overland Park, Kansas.