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Christopher Davis

Guest Musician

Christopher P. Davis currently is Lecturer of Trombone at Northwestern University and Guest Lecturer of Trombone at the Conservatory of Music at Wheaton Conservatory of Music. Christopher is former bass trombone fellow with the New World Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has performed regularly with the Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Joffery Ballet, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras under the batons of renowned conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Daniel Barenboim, Osmo Vanska, Leonard Slatkin, Roberto Abbado, and Manfred Honeck. Christopher has won several music competitions including the Evanston Music Club Solo Competition, Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Classical Music Scholarship, Minnesota Orchestra Zellmer Orchestral Trombone Competition, and the Alessi Seminar Solo Competition. As an avid chamber musician, Christopher is one of the founding members of the CT3 Trombone Quartet which won the International Trombone Association’s Quartet Competition and has toured internationally with Polish jazz singer Grazyna Auguscik to celebrate the 200th birthday of Frederic Chopin. Christopher received his Bachelor of Music from Illinois Wesleyan University where he studied with Dr. Thomas Streeter and received his Master of Music from Northwestern University where he studied Michael Mulcahy, Charles Vernon, and Randall Hawes. Christopher is a native of Harvey, Illinois and currently resides in Chicago.