Faculty/Staff Profile

Chris A McCormick

Department: Music
Bryan Fine Arts Building (BFA) 217
PO Box: 5045
(931) 372-6182

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Chris McCormick is Professor of Jazz Studies at Tennessee Tech University. Mr. McCormick directs TTU's two jazz ensembles. In addition, he teaches jazz improvisation, jazz arranging, jazz history, Harmony, Ear Training, and Computer Applications in Music. Mr. McCormick is an active clinician, and adjudicates at festivals throughout the United States and Canada.

As a trumpet player, Mr. McCormick is an active performer in both jazz and classical styles. He has performed all over the United States as well as Canada and Mexico. At TTU he is a member of the Bryan Symphony and the Brass Arts Quintet. In addition to playing in groups such as the Kadillacs, Jazz Arts Group, Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Paul Ross Orchestra, Top Brass, Jimmy Dorsey Band, and the Guy Lombardo Band, he has worked on cruise ships and backed such artists as Trace Adkins, Dennis Deyoung, The Blues Brothers, Myron Floren,  "The Temptations" and the "Four Tops".

Mr. McCormick is an active composer and arranger. His compositions include works for small and large jazz ensembles, and for brass quintet.

Mr. McCormick holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Capital University, and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.

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