Carolyn Christie won the Second Flute Chair of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in 1978, after beginning her orchestral career with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. With the MSO she has toured 40 times, performing in Europe, Asia, South America and North America. Ms. Christie has performed in Carnegie Hall on many occasions and has more than 100 recordings.
As a soloist, Ms. Christie has performed concerti with the MSO, and as a chamber musician and recitalist, with Les Chambristes de Montréal, Les Vents de l'Est, the Jupiter Quintet and Musica Camerata Montreal.
A devoted pedagogue, Ms. Christie has taught on the faculties of the University of Alberta, Concordia University and the Conservatoire de Quebec à Montréal, and now teaches exclusively at McGill University. Her former students perform with orchestras in Canada, the United States and Europe.