With an angelic face and an incredibly dynamic voice, Christina Morgan-Diaz surprises her fans with the soulfulness of artists long since past. Reminiscent of legendary songstresses Etta James and Aretha Franklin, and fused with the subtly and refinement of Roberta Flack andCeline Dion, Christina represents a modern version of today’s contemporary gospel artist – vibrant and youthful, but steeped in the traditional influences of delta infused gospel music which has been a part of her life.
As an aspiring young artist, Christina began her singing career in the youth Choir of her church and high school band in the very ethnically diverse neighborhood of Queens, New York. Her musical style can be traced to her upbringing. As the only child to parents of Colombian and Italian/Irish heritage, Christina experienced a lot of emotional pain at a very early age while witnessing her mother’s mental illness which was a source of heart ache. Inspired by poetry and mentors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Christina was musically influenced by the joys and challenges from her early life. Her beautiful interpretations of songs caused chills and surprised reactions from audiences. Wise beyond her years, Christina’s mature voice captures the essence of each note resonating with the truth of her deep understanding of our human experience.
Christina has been able to share her musical gift with diverse audiences in a variety of venues including:
As a classically trained vocalist, Christina is a graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic academy (AMDA) and has a musical theatre BFA from New School University where she also obtained a certificate in Drama Therapy. In addition, she also has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Nyack College’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. These academic accomplishments have contributed to Christina’s overall ability to interpret her musical selections in a way that is both empowering and healing for audience members.
Christina is currently a lead worship leader and a member of Evangel Church in Queens, New York. Her commitment, creativity and vocal abilities have been recognized and applauded by her fellow church members and community. She has also helped to lead worship for the Dance Project Bible Ministry’s annual worship gathering and has led a workshop in drama and dance therapy. Christina has been invited to sing in areas throughout the East coast. Christina Morgan-Diaz is committed to using her divinely inspired spiritual gifts and vocals to serve and to minister to those in need.