LEARN WITH KRIS
Kris' educational services include:
Kris' online education site, Office Hours with Kris, provides an accessible way for individuals and organizations to access his unique educational style at an affordable price point on their own schedule.
CLINICS + WORKSHOPS
Kris offers clinics and workshops for groups that are focused on being high-impact, interactive, and engaging.
While he is wonderful to have in person, Kris is also able to present virtually, making him accessible to locations around the world.
Pulling from his years of experience as a touring member of the Count Basie Orchestra and as an ensemble director at University of Utah, The Ohio State University, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Kris is able to provide first-hand knowledge on how bands can improve their blend, communication, and performance skills.
GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Bringing Kris on as a guest artist is perhaps the best and most customizable way to capitalize on his vast and varied skill set.
A guest artist residency can include a series of clinics, ensemble rehearsals, private or group lessons, film scoring, music technology, composition, arranging, and more.
EXPERIENCE: Kris has spent years honing his skills as an educator in every type of setting from one-on-one to collegiate. He has learned what works.
What makes Kris a great educator?
EFFICIENCY: Kris has an uncanny knack for helping students grasp complex concepts quickly. His call-and-response method of teaching helps students feel empowered through quick results.
FLEXIBILITY: Kris' expertise in multiple sub-fields of music allows him to reach any student. His command of technology makes effective virtual teaching possible.
SENSITIVITY: Kris employs kindness and warmth while still getting results for his students. Learning with Kris feels safe, supported, and inspiring.
SEE KRIS IN ACTION
KRIS' TEACHING EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
Executive Director of Michigan State University's Community Music School - Detroit (current)
Director of Jazz Studies, University of Utah
Civic Youth Jazz Ensembles Conductor, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Educational and Digital Programming Manager, Motown Museum
Senior Lecturer of Jazz Studies, Ohio State University
PAST WORKSHOPS OR RESIDENCIES WITH:
University of Utah
Augusta State University
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Michigan State University
Troy High School
University of Southern California - San Diego
Brigham Young University
Utah State University
University of Michigan