Chris Underwood to East Tennessee State
Dr. Christopher Underwood has been appointed lecturer in trumpet at East Tennessee State University.
Underwood hails from Roanoke, Virginia. He is an active performer throughout the United States and Europe, currently serving as principal trumpet of the Durham Symphony.
While studying in Sweden, Underwood performed as principal trumpet with the Lunds Stadsorkester, and as auxiliary trumpet with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. He entered a one-year intensive masters program in orchestral studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, U.K. where he performed throughout England as a soloist, chamber musician, and principal trumpet of local orchestras and brass bands. At the end of this program, he performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the British Museum in London and participated in an orchestral residency in Montepulciano, Italy, where he performed with the Royal Northern Symphony Orchestra and Brass Ensemble in various capacities. Underwood has also recently performed with the Asheville Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Greensboro Opera, North Carolina Brass Band, and the Piedmont Wind Symphony.
He completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts in trumpet performance at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro while serving as a graduate teaching assistant. He has attended the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, U.K., and the Malmo Academy of Music in Sweden. Additionally, Underwood holds a Master of Music in trumpet performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a Bachelor of Music in music business from Radford University. His teachers have included Mark Clodfelter, John Miller, Rhys Owens, David Hendry, Bo Nilsson, Judith Saxton, and Mark Camphouse.
Source: Mark Clodfelter, University of North Carolina– Greensboro, Greensboro, NC