Dr. Chris Sharpe is currently serving as Adjunct Instructor of Trombone at the University of Central Arkansas. He holds DMA and MM degrees in Trombone Performance from the University of North Texas as well as a BM in both Trombone Performance and Music Education from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Sharpe’s performance experience includes performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Opera Orchestra, three years with the GRAMMY-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band, and performances with solo artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Doc Severinsen, Wycliffe Gordon, and James Morrison. He can be heard on recordings with the One O’Clock Lab Band, the Keith Karns Big Band, the Toshi Clinch Big Band, and Natalie Mannix.
Chris is the founder of C. Sharpe Editions, a sheet music publishing company specializing in music for solo trombone and trombone ensembles, and he is an avid composer and arranger under the name Chris M. Sharpe. He is also the author of Bass Trombone Double Valve Technique, a method book for bass trombonists looking to develop advanced technique with both valves, available at www.CSharpeEditions.com.
For more information on Chris, visit his website at www.chrismsharpe.com.