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Dr. Christopher Wilson



Percussionist Christopher Wilson is an instructor at Southeast Missouri State University and the director of percussion at the Lutheran Summer Music Academy.  As an active soloist he regularly presents recitals, masterclasses and clinics at institutions and conferences nationally, including recent engagements at the Percussive Arts Society international conference, the College Music Society national conference, as well as at multiple CMS regional conferences.  As an active chamber musician, he has been featured on numerous campuses and on radio, most notably as a member of the Wilson Duo.

An in-demand educator, Dr. Wilson has given workshops and presented assemblies on all areas of percussion at hundreds of K-12 schools throughout the country.  The results of his dissertation, which analyzed the ability of commonly used band method books to prepare beginning percussionists for the modern Grade 1 repertoire, have led to presentations at the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy and at NAfME federated state MEA conferences.

Wilson received his Doctor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado studying percussion performance with a secondary area in wind conducting.  He is also a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and Eastern Washington University.  His principal teachers include Gray Barrier, Nancy Zeltsman and Martin Zyskowski. Dr. Wilson is a proud endorser of Pearl Drums and Encore Mallets.