Dr. R. Christopher Teichler has been an active musician for over 20 years as composer, conductor, performer, and teacher. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees in Composition from Northwestern University. As a gifted composer, Dr. Teichler has received awards from Wheaton College, the Elmhurst Jazz Festival, and WFMT 98.7 FM Chicago. He was recently chosen as one of three young composers in the nation to participate in the National Band Associationís Young Composer Mentor Project, where he was privileged to work with Mark Camphouse, Julie Giroux, and James Curnow. His music is published by Pelican Music Publishing and RT Legacy. In addition, he will soon have pieces available through TRN Music, World Library Publishers and the Neil A. Kjos Music Company.
As an accomplished conductor, Dr. Teichler has directed numerous ensembles including orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz band, choir, musical theatre, and opera for Wheaton College, Trinity International University, the Round Lake Area Community Band, and West Suburban Community Church. As a respected teacher, he has taught composition, conducting, aural skills, trumpet, and piano, and his experience includes teaching at Wheaton, Trinity, and Northwestern University, as well as privately. Currently, Dr. Teichler is on faculty at Wheaton College, where he directs the Symphonic Band, and at Trinity International University, where he founded and directs the jazz band and teaches composition. He also serves as the music director at West Suburban Community Church in Elmhurst, IL. He resides in Elmhurst with his wife, Sarah, and their three beautiful children.
More can be found at: www.christeichler.com