A native of Calgary, Christie Reside began her career in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as second flute at the age of 19. She received her training at McGill University and at the Banff Centre for the Arts. As a chamber musician, Reside has participated in several festivals around the world, including the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy, the Bellingham Music Festival, and the Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music. She frequently performs as a soloist and has appeared with most major Canadian symphony orchestras. Since 2004, Reside has held the position of principal flute of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the Vancouver-based Standing Wave Ensemble. She previously held the position of principal flute of the Seattle Symphony. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, and is also on faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music.