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Chris Lexow is an active composer and arranger. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in composition and performance  from Eastern Illinois University, where he studied music composition and theory with Dr. Peter Hesterman and Dr. Brad Decker. Aside from his studies in composition, Chris has also studied extensively in the fields of music education and conducting at Eastern Illinois University, where he studied with professors: Dr. Milton Allen, Dr. Barry Houser, Dr. Danelle Larson, Dr. Richard Rossi, and Rebecca Schuette.
Chris served as the principal bassoonist of the Eastern Illinois University Wind Symphony and Eastern Symphony Orchestra during is tenure. Chris has studied bassoon performance under Paul Graham, Stephanie Nichols, and Dr. Bernard Borah.
Chris’s music catalog is very diverse, and includes works for soloists, chamber groups, choirs, orchestras, concert bands, films, theatre works, and more. While Chris enjoys composing for all genres, his main medium is “concert music”; more specifically, concert bands and choirs. Outside of his normal medium, Chris is available for commissions and has completed multiple commissions and arrangements for various groups and individuals. References are available upon request.
In 2010, Chris became a member of ASCAP and founded Ambis Music. He has been featured as a guest conductor on multiple occasions at the collegiate level, as well as middle and high schools. His works have been performed by numerous groups and soloists.