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LEARN WITH KRIS

Kris' educational services include:

ONLINE COURSES

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.

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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.

ADJUDICATION

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.

To book Kris for an educational engagement, just get in contact.
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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?

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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.

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FLEXIBILITY: Kris' expertise in multiple sub-fields of music allows him to reach any student. His command of technology makes effective virtual teaching possible.

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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:
  • Peabody Conservatory

  • University of Utah

  • Augusta State University

  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra

  • Michigan State University

  • Troy High School

  • University of Southern California - San Diego

  • Motown Museum

  • Brigham Young University

  • Utah State University

  • University of Michigan

... and many more!
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