Chris Magee, DMA
Dr. Magee directs the Jazz Ensemble and teaches trumpet, music appreciation, and courses in world music, music appreciation, conducting, and brass methods. 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 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.
Chris is a native of Harrisonburg, Virginia and resides in Bedford. 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.