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Christin Phelps Webb

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Christin Phelps Webb

Bassoonist Christin Phelps Webb is a freelance chamber and orchestral musician based in Los Angeles. Originally from Fairfax County, Virginia, Christin relocated to California after attending the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.

While she frequently performs with top Southern California orchestras and is in demand as a studio musician, Christin’s passion is performing chamber music. She has been a member of several popular ensembles including Orion Winds, Ceora Winds, and the New Chamber Ensemble. Christin was featured on Ceora Winds’s debut album “Postcards” and was praised for her “perfectly even fast articulations and rich even tone” by The Double Reed. She is also noted for playing bassoon and contrabassoon on the critically acclaimed album by Jenni Olson, “The Dreams of Birds,” released on the Delos label.

Christin maintains a private teaching studio in the San Fernando Valley, conducts clinics and masterclasses, and will soon publish several of her chamber music arrangements that have been performed and recorded by Ceora Winds.

She holds degrees in music performance from Indiana University and the Peabody Conservatory, where her principal teachers were Sidney Rosenberg and Linda Harwell; she also studied at the University of Southern California with Stephen Maxym and Judith Farmer.