Christopher Tucker is emerging as one of America's bright and innovative classical composers. An unabashed romantic, his 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, Mr. Tucker has begun to amass numerous awards in composition and conducting from organizations including the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), Phi Beta Mu, the National Band Association, WASBE and ASCAP. He has also received praise for his radio broadcast production and personality work while at WRR Classical 101.1 PM in Dallas, Texas, winning a Communicator Award and being a finalist for a coveted Silver Microphone Award. As a music copyist, he has worked with Daron Hagen, William Latham and Joan Tower. Mr. Tucker holds memberships in ASCAP and the American Composers Forum, and is currently composer-in-residence of the Helios Vocal Ensemble and the Lone Star Wind Orchestra. He presently lives in Rockwall, Texas with his wife Kimberly and their dog Dottie. Christopher Tucker, a student of the late Martin Mailman, earned a Bachelor of Music degree cum laude in Music Composition with a minor in Music Theory at the University of North Texas. 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.