Christine Donkin

Christine Donkin is a Canadian composer and instructor of music theory, ear training, and composition at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. She is an active clinician and adjudicator; creator of theory and ear training games for Tonic Tutor, an online resource for music students and teachers; and author of the Compositional Devices Collection on the RCM online Teacher Portal. Her many pedagogical compositions, arrangements, and figured bass realizations are featured in the Royal Conservatory of Music repertoire books for cello, clarinet, piano, trumpet, saxophone, viola, violin, and voice.

Described as “stunning” (, “highly imaginative” (American Record Guide), and having “enormous impact” (The Washington Post), Christine’s choral and instrumental music has been commissioned and premiered by such ensembles as Symphony New Brunswick, the Toronto Symphony, the Peterborough Symphony, the DaCapo Chamber Choir, the Orpheus Choir of Toronto, and the Canadian Guitar Quartet. She also enjoys cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration, working on creative projects with a diverse assortment of Canadian musicians and writers.