Christine Fawson, trumpet player, vocalist, and Assistant Professor, has been named interim Chair of Berklee College of Music's Brass Department. Fawson’s appointment makes her the first female Brass Chair at Berklee and one of only a few women in this position at any college.
While most Berklee brass players are male, 2002 grad Fawson is among a recent crop of standout female players from the college, including Ingrid Jensen, Karen Harris, and Robin Amie. Fawson teaches Singing for Brass Players, a class she designed, in addition to ensembles and private lessons. “The best thing I’m giving them is real world experience,” she says. “I love it because I have a lot to teach them: how to rehearse, how to run a band, communication, writing charts.”
Fawson performs regularly in Boston, New York and beyond. She is releasing a new album of pop music with her band in the Spring. Listen to her sing.