Chris has played trumpet and horn with the Hornell Area Wind Ensemble since 2001. He is honored to have shared conducting responsibilities of the group since 2010. Chris also plays with the Southern Tier All Star Jazz Band and the Sterling Brass Quintet. He is currently a music educator at Wayland-Cohocton Central School. Chris also works and volunteers part time at the Genesee Country Village and Museum. He earned his undergraduate degree in Music Composition from SUNY Geneseo, followed by his graduate degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Chris lives in Dansville, NY with his lovely, intelligent, and very talented percussionist wife, Bevin, as well as several cats of varying degrees of cuteness.