Christine comes from a musical family. Her mother, Kathy Meyer, is the principal cellist of the Wilmington Symphony, and was influential in Christine's musical training, saying, "Only practice on the days that you eat." She and her twin brother began playing piano in a Yamaha keyboard class when they were three years old. Christine and her siblings all played in the high school orchestra, and she now holds a Masters in Music and a Masters in Science for Speech-Language Pathology.
When asked what attracts her to playing with the Wilmington Symphony, she says, "The orchestra is like a second family to me; looking around I see members that have been in the orchestra since it first started, members that I’ve grown up watching play in concerts, but I also see new faces joining the orchestra from the youth orchestra and new soon-to-be-friends from the community and university."
In addition to playing in the Wilmington Symphony, Christine also performs locally with chamber ensembles for weddings, cocktail hours, and church services. She also sings in the choir at First Baptist Church, and still plays the piano!
Christine Maynard, Concertmaster
Mary Jo White