A recent graduate from the master's program at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, Chris has embarked on a path to becoming a well-respected classical baritone, actor, teacher, composer and contemporary recording artist.
Through his high school years, he held lead roles in numerous musical theater productions as well as oratorio roles. His spare time was spent performing at local restaurants, singing as a cantor and playing the organ at his parish, and writing/recording original music.
Born and raised in Farmington, Connecticut, Chris decided at age four to start piano lessons. Not hesitant at all, his parents decided to get him a keyboard and lessons at the same age. Studying at the Hartt School of Music's Community Division, his interest in piano soon spread to voice; so, at age eight, he began voice lessons at the same institution. Through acting classes and musical theater, he became equally capable with voice as he was with piano.
College - Present
Ready to take the next step towards a career in music, Chris attended Ithaca College for Vocal Performance and Music Education. While at Ithaca he held numerous opera roles, sang multiple solos with the elite Choir & Madgrigal Singers, accompanied choruses and recorded many original and pre-written songs in the Borg Warner recording studio.
After completing a four and a half year program in four years, he immediately transitioned to New England Conservatory for graduate school to work on his master's degree in Vocal Performance. While at NEC, he held numerous opera roles, starred in a traveling outreach opera for children in Greater Boston, and held a lead role in the US premiere of Rossini's La Gazzetta. During his spare time at NEC, he was the Baritone section leader and soloist at First Parish Church in Weston, MA, a dueling pianist at the famous Lansdowne Pub at Fenway, and had the opportunity to open in a quartet for Keith Lockhart and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. In December of 2013, he sang as a baritone in the Boston Pops Holiday Tour with The Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline. As of September of 2014, he is hired as a new Artist in Residence with the Chorale, performing in solo and choral capacities, while leading sectionals under the direction of Lisa Graham. When he isn't teaching, performing or recording, he is appearing as an actor in new TV episodes, commercials and films.
He is now the music director at two Catholic schools in Boston, providing the music education for 550 students, 2 children's choirs, and the music for school & family liturgy across 3 parishes. He is writing and recording new music in Boston, MA, where he resides while actively pursuing a career in music.