Chris is active as an educator, teaching music theory and composition at the Music Settlement, electronic music courses at Lakeland Community College, and classes in the Liberal Arts department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His classes at CIA focus on the connections between contemporary music and sound art with the visual arts. In addition, he is the New Media Education Manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, where he programs innovative music concerts and edits video and audio content for the museum. Chris was commissioned by the Finger Lakes Music Educators' Association to compose a work for orchestra, which premiered in January 2008. His arrangements of Hasu Patel's works for sitar and orchestra were performed by the Doctors' Orchestra of Houston (Texas), and by the Plymouth Canton Symphony (Michigan) in Februrary and March of 2008. His sound installation Boundaries, using found objects and handmade electronics, was unveiled at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio in November of 2011.
MM, Composition, Cleveland Institute of Music; BM, Composition, Ithaca College