Born and raised in Alberta, Chris has been learning, playing and teaching music for most of his life. He has a passion for music and a drive to connect with and inspire others through active participation in band. He is currently the music director at Christ the King School in southeast Calgary, where he leads a junior high band program of over 200 students in grades 6-9 as well as an elementary music program for grades 1-5. He has spent eleven years teaching in the Calgary Catholic School District, where his bands have received multiple awards and recognition. He is excited to also begin a new chapter of his career in the fall of 2017 as Music Director of the Sherwood Like-to-Play Community Band in Calgary. Chris remains active locally as a performer on both trumpet and percussion, having enjoyed recent seasons with the Calgary Civic Symphony and Alberta Winds.
Chris holds Bachelor degrees in Music Performance (Trumpet) and Education from the University of Calgary. When he is not working, he loves spending time with his family: wife Jeannine, daughter Aida, and Corgi/Jack Russell terrier, Lucas.
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