Chris Magee, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music
Degrees and Certifications
- D.M.A., University of Iowa
- M.M., James Madison University
- B.M., James Madison University
Experience and Background
Dr. Magee directs the Jazz Ensemble and teaches trumpet, and courses in world music, music appreciation, brass methods, arranging and orchestration, jazz and the origins of rock, instrumental pedagogy and literature, and senior seminar in music performance.
Previously, Chris was Assistant Professor of Music at Northeast Lakeview College in Universal City, Texas, and directed the jazz ensemble at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.Chris has played lead trumpet for such artists as Aretha Franklin, Wayne Newton, The Temptations, The Four Tops and the O’Jays, and he was staff trumpeter and arranger at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. In Virginia, Chris plays co-principal trumpet in the Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra in Lexington, VA, and performs with “Green Earrings, The Steely Dan Experience,” a Steely Dan tribute band based in Lynchburg. He received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from James Madison University and the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Iowa.
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