Chris is an active choral conductor, teacher and performer. He is Co-Curricular Arts and eLearning Middle Leader at St. Monica’s College, an all-girls Catholic school and the oldest school in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Chris has worked with Gondwana Choirs, led by Lyn Williams OAM, as choral conductor at National Choral School in Sydney and with the Cairns Gondwana Indigenous Choir. In 2021 Chris co-adjudicated the Queensland Choral Fanfare Regional Finals and in 2020, he was invited to conduct vocal ensembles at three regional State Honours Ensemble Programs (SHEP), Queensland’s state-wide program for gifted and skilled young musicians. He has been invited back to conduct the middle school vocal ensemble at SHEP South East Qld in Brisbane in June 2022 and to adjudicate the Mackay Eisteddfod vocal and choral sections in August 2022.
He was Associate Conductor with the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir (2007-2008) and performed as a member of Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir for ten years, representing New Zealand nationally and internationally.
Chris’ choirs have won many awards including Gold Awards at the Queensland Catholic Schools Music Festival (QMCF), and Silver and Bronze Awards at The Big Sing National Finale, NZ.