Christopher P. Davis is currently Lecturer of Trombone at Northwestern University and Guest Lecturer of Trombone at the Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College. Christopher is the former bass trombone fellow with the New World Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Christopher is also bass trombonist with the biennial Santo Domingo Music Festival in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Christopher has made a career as a high demand orchestral musician performing as guest bass trombonist with the Atlanta Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Music of the Baroque, Grant Park Festival Orchestra, Lyric Opera and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra under the batons of renowned conductors such as Robert Spano, Daniel Barenboim, Franz Welser- Möst, Osmo Vanska, Leonard Slatkin, Manfred Honeck, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jane Glover, Carlos Kalmar, and Roberto Abbado.
Christopher has performed as bass trombonist with the Disney All-American College Band in Anaheim, California and has also toured with the “One and Only” Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of the late Buddy Morrow. In the Chicagoland area, he has performed with the Southland Jazz Ensemble and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Recently, Christopher performed with Greg Ward in a rendition of the Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Ballet by Charles Mingus at Millennium Park.
Christopher has won several music competitions including the Evanston Music Club Solo Competition, Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Classical Music Scholarship, Minnesota Orchestra Zellmer Orchestral Trombone Competition, and the Alessi Seminar Solo Competition.
As a chamber musician, Christopher is one of the founding members of the CT3 Trombone Quartet which won the International Trombone Association’s Quartet Competition and has toured internationally with Polish jazz singer Grazyna Auguscik to celebrate the 200th birthday of Frederic Chopin.
Christopher has presented masterclasses at Illinois Wesleyan University, Eastern Illinois University, Snow College (Ephraim, Utah), Merit School of Music in Chicago, Northwestern University, and various High Schools within the Chicagoland area. Mr. Davis is proud to be a Conn-Selmer clinician and performing artist and performs exclusively on Bach Trombones. Christopher plays custom Greenhoe valves with a 1955 Bach Mt. Vernon Rose Brass Bell and Mt. Vernon slide. Christopher also plays on a 21BL Hammond Design Mouthpiece.
Christopher received his Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University where he studied with Dr. Thomas Streeter and received his Master of Music degree from Northwestern University where he studied Michael Mulcahy, Charles Vernon, and Randall Hawes. Christopher is a native of Harvey, Illinois and currently resides in the Chicagoland area.