Christina (Tina) Horton is a PhD student in Musicology. She received her Master of Music from UIUC, and her Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Florida. Her master’s research project focused on the history of gamelan ensembles (a type of music from Indonesia) at the University of Illinois, the various communities involved with these ensembles, and the application of gamelan pedagogical methods in a US postsecondary setting. Her current research is on a syncretic Filipino vocal tradition that dates back to the 16th century (pabasa ng pasyon) and its transmission in the United States through Filipino American Catholic communities. Since 2019, Tina has also served as the chimesmaster for the Altgeld Chimes on campus and will continue this position into the 2020-2021 academic year.