Chris graduated from the University of Washington with his Bachelors of Music in the spring of 2016. He participated in many different performances with the UW opera workshop, singing various roles from operas such as Die Fledermaus, Gianni Schicchi, Amahl and the Night Givers, and more. Chris also sang many productions with Pacific Musicworks, working closely with world renowned conductor and lutenist, Stephen Stubbs. Along with his operatic studies, Chris maintained leadership positions in the UW choirs throughout his time at school, and also studied conducting and vocal pedagogy. Chris studied voice with distinguished tenor Thomas Harper.
Outside of school, Chris has performed at numerous different events, festivals, and venues. In 2015, Chris attended the AIMS festival in Graz, Austria where he was a featured performer in both the “Es War Einmal…” opera scenes and the “Ich Liebe die Welt” operetta concert. His vocal studies in Graz included many notable coaches such as Gustavo Halley, Darryl Cooper, Michael Dauphinais, Bo Skovhus, Philip Pointner, and Patricia Craig. He has also studied acting with Michael Ramach of the University of Louisville. Along with his operatic singing, Chris gives public art song recitals. His latest recital featured repertoire including Vaughn William’s Songs of Travel and Schumann’s Liederkries Op. 39. Chris currently works as the choir director for the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, where he conducts regular Sunday services.
Chris’ classical studies are accompanied by a background in popular music. He is a prolific songwriter, and has been writing music since he was fifteen years old. Chris has also been involved with multiple musical projects around the Northwest including Nuclear Heart, Anxiety Fair, and St. John and the Revelations. He has worked with many engineers and producers such as Floyd Reitsma, Johnny Sangster, Rachel Field, Curt Nelson, and Ed Brooks. His current project, The Daisy Strains, is currently planning the release of their second record for the summer of 2017, which will be accompanied by a northwest tour.