CMU Symphony Orchestra has a New Conductor
Given his thriving conducting career and after a successful interim semester, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Christopher Chapman has agreed to serve as the conductor of the CMU Symphony Orchestra. Fire Up Chips!
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Chapman holds degrees in music from The Ohio State University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Washington. Dr. Chapman has appeared as a conductor, clinician and lecturer throughout the United States. He has also been a contributing author in A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, a series of books on contemporary wind band composers for Meredith Music Publications, a subsidiary of the Hal Leonard Corporation and Teaching Music through Performance by GIA Publications. Dr. Chapman's wind band compositions and arrangements, published by Timberline Publications. He has served as a clinician and guest conductor throughout the United States, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Canada.