A native of Washington DC, violinist and violist Tim Christie began his musical studies at the age of nine. He spent nine summers as a violin student at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan and went on to study with Andrew Jennings and Paul Kantor at the University of Michigan, where he earned undergraduate degrees in both English Literature and Violin Performance, and a MMus in Violin Performance. Following his studies at Michigan, Tim earned a fellowship with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. An active chamber musician and proponent of contemporary music, Tim is the violist of the Dexter String Quartet and the solo violist of the contemporary ensemble Brave New Works. He is an orchestra member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and he is Founder and Artistic Director of the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival.