Composer's Corner & Teaching Studio

Chris’ current composing and arranging projects include the following:

The Hill Trow Prologues – written for Pegasus Trio and inspired by the mythical hill trows of the Orkney Islands.  These four pieces are based on some the most traditional Scottish country dances:  Strathspey, Waltz, and Scottish Lilt. 

Make a Hawk a Dove, Stop a War with Love – arranged for Pegasus Trio.  This is a medley of TV themes celebrating TV heroines of the 1960s and ‘70s.  There are seven themes woven together.  We look forward to seeing if the audience can name them all!

Mudéjar – written with Douglas Seth for Mosaic String Duo, and orchestrated by Chris for a concert with the Wilmington Community Orchestra this coming January.  Many thanks to Tiffany Lu and Cheri Astolfi for this wonderful opportunity!

 Hooks & Crooks – commissioned by the Wilmington-area chamber ensemble Mélomanie for their 2017-18 season.  It’s a three movement work for flute, violin, viola da gamba, and guitar.  It is an honor to compose music for such an esteemed group of musicians! 

Please refer to the Performance Calendar page for opportunities to hear this music live!


Chris' current activities at The Music School of Delaware include the following:

One of Chris’ teaching duties for The Music School is   coordinating the Cultural Crossroads Series.  These events explore the cultures of various geographical areas around the world, as well as cultural highlights from notable historical periods.  Please join us for our Revolutionary America program on November 19! 

This multi-faceted event will feature highly interactive performances of sea shanties and country dances, as well as fife and drum music by the 1st Delaware Regiment and presentations by the Chadds Ford Historical Society on 18th century chocolate making and Revolutionary War spycraft.  Please contact Chris for more details!