A b o u t M e
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) - Contemporary Music Performance, University of California San Diego
Master of Music (MM) - Applied Music, Stony Brook University
Bachelor of Music (BM) - Music Education, Eastman School of Music
Bachelor of Music (BM) - Applied Music, Eastman School of Music
Minor - American Sign Language, University of Rochester
© 2020 Photo by Steve Wiley Photography
Hi! My name's Chris. I'm a percussionist, conductor, educator and interdisciplinary artist here in Southern California.
I've created a unique genre of performance art for ASL-signing percussionist.
My work, collaborations and musings are chronicled in my 2019 doctoral dissertation,
"At the Intersection of American Sign Language and the Performer-Percussionist: a Hybrid Practice."
Here's an example of my work - I commissioned this piece from Larry Polansky in 2018:
For more videos, visit my YouTube page:
I am a staunch proponent of the music and writings of Dr. Thomas J. DeLio. Four of my recordings of his solo percussion works will be released by Neuma Records in 2021.
© 2018 Photo by Lydia Winsor Brindamour
John Luther Adams's "Inuksuit" at the US/MX Border