Chris holds a BA in Music Composition and is a certified teacher in both Texas and Florida. he spent 3 years as a Band & Choir Director at the Middle School Level before taking over as Director of Bands for Adamson HIgh School in Dallas. While there, he grew the program from 12 students to more than 200, including Marching Band, 3 Concert Bands, Indoor Percussion, Winterguard, WGI Winds, 2 Jazz Bands, and a Mariachi group. Chris’ program has been the recipient of many grants including the $100,000 Thank America’s Teacher Grant. He has also won several Teacher of the Year Awards.
Outside of the classroom, Chris has been active in Drum & Bugle Corps for more than 25 years, serving on almost every level of the organization from Founder and Director to Brass Arranger and Caption Head. He has also been a Composer in Residence and Staff Arranger for Richmond Men’s Chorus and the Turtle Creek Chorale. Chris is also an accomplished trumpet player, clinician and adjudicator.