Chris evan hass - Composition

Chris Evan Hass (b. 1993) is a composer, arranger, and conductor hailing from Annual  Arbor, Michigan. Chris’ music has been performed throughout the United States and has received international recognition with performances in 5 of the 7 continents. His music has been performed by prestigious chamber ensembles including the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, the Sinta Saxophone Quartet, the Third Coast Trombone Choir, and the Eastman Saxophone Project.

Chris has had compositions featured at new music festivals including Indiana State University’s Contemporary Music Festival, New Music Detroit’s Strange Beautiful Music Festival, Penn State's International New Music Festival, and various Society for Composers Inc. conferences. He has also had performances at conferences ranging from the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, to specific instrumental showcases like the International Trombone Festival and the US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium. As a clinician, Chris has traveled throughout North America to conduct and rehearse students of all ages (5th graders to doctoral students) through his compositions.

Chris holds degrees in Composition from Central Michigan University (M.M.) and Western Michigan University (B.M.). His primary teachers include David Gillingham, Evan Ware, and Christopher Biggs. Chris currently resides in Jackson, MI, where he works as a freelance composer and arranger, as well as a private teacher for lowbrass, composition, and music theory.

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