Christopher Guthrie is the Design Engineer and Production Coordinator for Precision Classic Timpani. In addition to his work on PCT timpani, Chris has developed our Copper Snare Drum line and worked in developing our new Dresden Pedal Timpani.
Chris currently is performing and teaching percussion throughout the US. He graduated with a degree in Music Performance from Western Michigan University. After graduation he toured Japan with the Emmy and Tony award winning broadway musical Blast!. Chris is currently back in the states performing with the Kalamazoo Symphony, South Bend Symphony and the Bellingham Festival Orchestra as substitute Percussion and Timpani. In the past he has performed with such ensembles as Southwest Michigan Symphony, The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and Great Lakes Percussion.
As an Educator, Chris works routinely in the marching arts. He has worked with ensembles such as Kennesaw Mountain High School (GA) , Jenison High School (MI), Lakeshore High School(MI) and Northcoast Academy Percussion Ensemble (MI). In addition to teaching, Chris takes time to arrange and write music for various ensembles.
Chris’ educational background and performance experience makes him the perfect for developing Percussion instruments for all genre of music performance.