Christopher Tucker's (b. 1976) music has been heralded as having wonderful maturity, musical imagination, and sensitivity. He has composed works for chamber ensembles, chorus, band and orchestra creating an impressive catalogue of compositions at such an early age. In addition, Tucker has begun to amass numerous awards in composition and conducting from organizations including the College Band Directors National Association, Phi Beta Mu, the National Band Association, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles and ASCAP. He has received praise for his radio broadcast production and personality work while at WRR Classical 101.1 FM in Dallas, Texas, winning a Communicator Award and being a finalist for a coveted Silver Microphone Award. Tucker holds memberships in ASCAP and the American Composers Forum. He is the Director of Artistic Planning and a founder of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra.
Christopher Tucker earned a Bachelor of Music degree cum laude in Music Composition with a minor in Music Theory from the University of North Texas, a student of the late Dr. Martin Mailman. Afterwards, he received his Master of Music from the University of Texas at Austin studying composition with Dan Welcher and Donald Grantham, while also completing a Performance Certificate in Conducting studying with Kevin Sedatole. Other musical studies included masterclasses with notables Judith Weir, Lowell Liebermann, John Corigliano, Warren Benson, David Maslanka, Samuel Adler, Elliot Del Borgo and Walter Hartley, as well as additional work with Mark Camphouse, Timothy Mahr and Jack Stamp.
Christopher Tucker has received commissions from over thirty schools and arts organizations including the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and the Texas Bandmasters Association. His music has been performed across the nation and all over the world including Japan, Germany and England. Tucker’s music is published by Southern Music Company, TRN Music, C. Alan Publications, Healing Eagle Music and TMW Press.