Christopher Teichler
Christopher Teichler

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:

List of Works
Sojourn (2006) Symphonic Band
Horizon Overture (1994/2006)Concert Band
Promenade (2004)Chamber Orchestra
Fantasy On an American Hymn (2006) String Orchestra
Elegy (1999) String Orchestra
Sinfonietta (2005)String Orchestra
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing arr. (2000)Concert Band, SATB
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross arr. (2005) SATB, Organ
Psalm 61 (1999/2005) SATB, Chamber Orchestra
American Anthem SATB, Orchestra
Invocation (2004)SATB
In Winter (2006)SSAB, Piano
What a Friend We Have in Jesus (2002) SATB, Piano
All Things New (2006) SATB, Trumpet
The First Noel arr. (2006) SATB, Concert Band
Beehive #1 (2002) Jazz Combo
Processional and Recessional (2002) Brass Quintet
Anniversary Fanfare (2001) Brass Quintet
Brass Quintet #1 (1999) Brass Quintet
Fanfare for Daniel (2000) Trumpet Quintet
Saxophone Quartet #1 (2003) Sax Quartet
Frolic and Frenzy (2004) Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon
Solo For Unaccompanied Flute (2000) Flute
Theme and Variations for Piano Piano
Talking To Myself (2003) Trombone
Trombone Fantasy (1999) T-bone, Chamber Orchestra
Meditation on St. Anne arr. (1998) Trumpet, Piano
Wondrous Love arr. (1999) Flute, Piano
Give Me Jesus arr.(2005) Flute, Trumpet, Piano
A Fatherís Love (2005) 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones
Pass Me Not/I Need Thee Every Hour (2006) Violin, Piano
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