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Chris M.

Salt Lake City, UT

$55/hour

Composer and Pianist

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University of Southern California
Music Composition
Indiana University
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Music Composition)

Indiana University (Master's)

About Chris

After completing degrees in music composition at USC and Indiana University, I served as Director of Education for Baltimore Opera, taught courses in songwriting and musical theater performance & history at USC, and performed extensively as a freelance pianist and music director. Most recently, I served as General Manager of Redlands Symphony, where I established the Redlands Symphony Summer Music Academy, bringing lessons and performance opportunities to young musicians.

My composition teachers included Frank Ticheli, Morten Lauridsen, and Sven-David Sandström. The primary focus of my career has been on administration and performance, but I greatly enjoy helping young artists to reach their potential and come to a greater love of music. Teaching has always been an important part of my life.

I spent part of high school in Germany, where I attended the Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium in Gundelfingen. In addition to using German regularly in the course of my work, I routinely travel to Germany and Austria to visit friends.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Music cum laude in Music Composition, University of Southern California
Master of Music in Music Composition (minors in Arts Administration and Electronic Music), Indiana University

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I know music can be a confusing field for someone who's just getting started, and I'm happy to help!
After completing degrees in music composition at USC and Indiana University, I served as Director of Education for Baltimore Opera, taught courses in songwriting and musical theater performance & history at USC, and performed extensively as a freelance pianist and music director. Most recently, I served as General Manager of Redlands Symphony, Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Language:
German
History:
Music History

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Composition (Music)

I have a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from USC and a Master of Music in Music Composition from Indiana University. I taught Songwriting at USC (years after receiving my degree there, not as a student TA or the like).

Music History

I have a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from USC and a Master of Music in Music Composition from Indiana University. I taught courses in songwriting and in musical theater performance and history at USC (years after receiving my degree there, not as a student TA or the like).

Music Theory

I have a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from the University of Southern California and a Masters degree from Indiana University. I have taught and tutored at both institutions.

Piano

In addition to music degrees from USC and Indiana University, I have served as a pianist for Joffrey Ballet, Indiana University Ballet, Baltimore Opera, Washington National Opera, and dozens of musical theater companies. I was also the staff pianist/organist at a large church for seven years and have been an active professional pianist and vocal coach for 18 years. Piano was my principal instrument during both of my degree programs.

Theater

I have music directed over two dozen musical theater productions, and I have taught musical theater performance, musical theater history, and musical theater songwriting at USC. I also ran a young artist apprentice program (training in voice, languages, and acting) at Baltimore Opera for three years.

University of Southern California
Music Composition
Indiana University
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Music Composition)

Indiana University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Chris will travel within 25 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84111.