For the 2018-2019 Concert Season Southern Oregon Concert Band is happy to announce that this concert season several conductors will share the podium. Information about the conductor for our final concert of the season is below.
Chris Pearson will conduct our final concert of the season At the Movies on May 23rd. Chris graduated with a degree in Clarinet Performance from California State University Northridge, and completed a Master in Jazz Studies at Northern Arizona University. He then completed Music Education courses at California State University Hayward and taught high school band and jazz band for a decade in the Bay Area. At that time he also played in a jazz band that backed Rosemary Clooney several times, and recorded for the Concord record label.
Chris is one of the finest jazz musicians in the Rogue Valley and also runs an instrument repair shop. As if that weren’t enough, Chris also leads a band jazz band in the valley, the Rogue Big Band. When not conducting the Southern Oregon Concert Band, Chris plays in the band, sometimes on flute and sometimes on clarinet.