Violist Christine Widman first joined the Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra in 2002, was awarded
Assistant Principal Violist in 2017, and currently holds the Principal Violist position. She is an
avid performer, playing frequently with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Abendmusik Lincoln,
and the Nebraska Symphony Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with various traveling
artists, including: Michael Bublé, The Eagles, Rod Stewart, Two Cellos, Amy Grant, Michael W.
Smith, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, among others.
Christine has proudly served on the Lincoln’s Symphony Innovation Committee, helping to
design, pilot, and implement the Harmony in Healing program. She collaborated to organize and
perform in the debut performance with the Indigo Strings Quartet, and has performed in various
other Harmony in Healing performances in Lincoln healthcare facilities since 2019.
Christine earned her Master of Music degree from DePaul University in Chicago, IL, and her
Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While studying at UNL, she
was a Concerto Competition winner, performing as soloist with the UNL Symphony Orchestra.
During her graduate studies in Chicago, she performed across the wider Chicago area, serving
as a section viola member of: the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Chicago Civic Chamber Music
Series, South Bend Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Rockford Symphony, and was
Principal Violist of the Chicago-based Dolce Strings Quartet. In addition, Christine has taught at
the Orland Park Music Connection School of Music, Birch Creek Summer Music Festival, and
Nissa’s String Studio.
After returning to the Lincoln area in 2008, Christine followed a different career path, changing
focus toward healthcare. She had the privilege of working on the Acute Rehab Unit PT Stroke
and Brain Injury teams at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital for nearly 8 years. During this time,
she earned the Certified Brain Injury Specialist credential, as well as earned a Master of
Healthcare Administration Degree from Colorado State University. Christine currently serves as
Senior Director of Operations for Bio-Electronics, a subsidiary of the NE Hospital Association.
Christine lives in Lincoln with her husband, Andy, their two children, Reese and Evan, and their