Chris is a third generation professional musician including both of his parents. He holds 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 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 many 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.