Chris Farris

Chris FarrisTrumpet

Chris Farris is a public school band teacher, trumpet performer, and private instructor who resides in Columbia, MO with his wife, Kate, and their two daughters. A native of Moberly, MO, his education includes a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Central Missouri, and a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Missouri.

In addition to his appearances with Harmonium Brass, Chris can also be seen performing with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, Arrow Rock Lyceum Pit Orchestra, Kansas City Street Band, Columbia Jazz Orchestra, John Berkemeyer Big Band (Herman, MO), and as a freelance musician in numerous churches and other settings around Columbia. In previous years, Chris performed with the University of Missouri Faculty Brass Quintet, the award-winning Fountain City Brass Band, and with artists such as Lou Rawls, Art Garfunkel, the Fifth Dimension, and Under the Streetlamp.

Chris is in his tenth year with Columbia Public Schools where he teaches band classes at Oakland and Lange Middle Schools, and directs the Columbia Public Schools 7th and 8th Grade All-City Award Band. His trumpet instructors include Dr. Neal Seipp [University of Central Missouri], Dr. Alan Wenger [University of Central Missouri], and Dr. Iskander Akhmadullin [University of Missouri].