Chris Whyte

Resume

Education

 

Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance, Boston University, Boston, MA, May 2012

  • Primary Studies with Timothy Genis (classical percussion)

Masters of Music in Percussion Performance, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, June 2007

  • Primary Studies with Charles Dowd (classical percussion)
  • Additional studies with Jason Palmer (drum set)

Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, June 2005

  • Primary Studies with Charles Dowd (classical percussion)
  • Additional studies with Gary Hobbes (drum set)


Current Positions

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Percussion Studies – Western Oregon University

Music Director, Percussionist – Portland Percussion Group

Principal Timpanist – Salem Symphony Orchestra

Applied Instructor of Music – Portland Community College

Music Coordinator, Front Ensemble Arranger – Oregon Crusaders Drum Corps


Professional Freelance Experience

Oregon Symphony Orchestra Portland, OR
Portland Opera Orchestra Portland, OR
Oregon Ballet Theater Portland, OR
Third Angle Ensemble Portland, OR
FearNoMusic Ensemble Portland, OR
Oregon Bach Festival Eugene, OR
Vancouver Symphony Portland, OR
Astoria Music Festival Astoria, OR
Newport Symphony Newport, OR
ALEA III Contemporary Music Ensemble Boston, MA
Atlantic Brass Quintet Boston, MA
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra New Bedford, MA
Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Hingham, MA
Eugene Symphony Orchestra Eugene, OR
Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra Boston, MA


Honors

Graduate Assistant, Boston University Bands, 2008-2010
Winner, 2008 Massachusetts PAS Snare Drum Composition Contest
Recipient, 2007 University of Oregon School of Music Graduate Award of Excellence for Timpani and Percussion Performance
Recipient, Ruth Close Musical Fellowship, University of Oregon, 2001-2007
Winner, 2006 University of Oregon Concerto Competition
Soloist, University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra (by audition)