Professor of Music Theory, Composition
Office: (478) 301-2132
Christopher Alan Schmitz has composed music for orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, choir, solo, chamber ensemble, and film. His music is performed internationally and recorded on the PARMA and Beauport Classical labels. Scores are published and distributed by C. Alan Publications, Cimarron Press, Opus Music Publishers, and Cherry Classics. Recent awards and honors have come from the Alabama Orchestra Association, Sammy Nestico Award, Ithaca College International Jazz Competition (runner-up, professional composer division), Music Teachers’ National Association (two commissions), and The American Prize (finalist, professional orchestra composer division). Christopher serves as Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the University of Texas at Austin.
Bass Trombone Sonata “Call of the Opera”
Denson Paul Pollard, bass trombone
Kimberly Carballo, piano
Rhapsody (violin and piano)
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Jeewon Park, piano
Transformation (jazz ensemble)
USAF Airmen of Note
Alan Baylock, director
Bass Trombone Concerto “Call of the Opera” (full orchestra version)
Available for rental or purchase from the publisher.
Expedition to the Superstition Mountains (young concert band)
Medium difficulty (Grade 3)