Christine Crookall is a Professor of Cello and Associate Dean of the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at Augusta University, Georgia. From 1999 to 2001 Christine Crookall served as Director for the University of Texas String Project, a nationally respected teacher-training program for graduate and undergraduate students at The University of Texas in Austin.
Christine Crookall earned her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Cello Performance at The University of Texas at Austin where she studied cello and pedagogy with internationally acclaimed pedagogue Professor Phyllis Young. A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Dr. Crookall started playing cello with Audrey Nodwell in the Suzuki Program at the Vancouver Academy of Music. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of British Columbia with former Emerson Quartet cellist Eric Wilson.
Dr. Crookall has given workshops, masterclasses and clinics at public schools, universities and summer conferences located in Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Western Canada and Europe. She has also performed in solo and chamber music recitals in Canada, the United States and Europe. Dr. Crookall was a member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra from 1999 to 2001 and is currently a member of the Augusta Symphony, Trio Jardin and is a founding member of the Augusta Cello Society. Christine lives in Augusta with her husband, violinist and math teacher Ryan Kho, and their young son Aidan, who also plays the violin.