Christine Kyhn, Principal Accompanist

CHRISTINE KYHN, Principal Accompanist, began her formal study of music at the age of 5 in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance from California State University East Bay focusing on Organ and Piano performance with additional work in Voice and Choir. She also earned the Colleague of the American Guild of Organists Certificate (CAGO) and has developed and directed children’s choir programs in Oregon, California, Colorado, and Arizona. In addition to her work with the West Valley Chorale, Christine is currently Principal Organist and Choir Director at Congregational Church of Sun City, is the Collaborative Pianist for Glendale Community College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, and the Collaborative Pianist for the Scottsdale Christian Academy choral program. She recently retired from the Department Head position of the vocal program at Rosie’s House Music Academy in Phoenix where she taught for nine years, growing the program from two small ensembles to a fully graded choir program encompassing five choirs, serving over 150 students Kindergarten through High School. She is a Distinguished Member Friend of the Arts of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity. Christine lives in Peoria, AZ with her husband, Peter Kyhn. They have three grown children who are active in the arts, and five amazing grandchildren.