After graduating high school, Christopher continued his education in music, under the instruction of Dr. Wendy Freeland, at Jacksonville State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music. Throughout his undergraduate career, Christopher served as pianist for the JSU Encore! Show Choir, the Theatre of Gadsden’s production of Paint Your Wagon, and the JSU Drama Department’s production of Kiss Me, Kate.
Along with his studies in piano, Christopher was also active within the Choral Activities Department at JSU by serving as tenor section leader for both the JSU A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Patricia Corbin. Through the Choral Activities Department, Christopher became a member of the American Choral Directors Association and had the opportunity to collaborate with multiple choirs in a performance of Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna at Carnegie Hall.
Christopher was the recipient of multiple scholarships from the David L. Walters Department of Music at Jacksonville State University and has been recognized as an Honorable Musician in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Currently, Christopher is pursuing a master’s degree in ethnomusicology at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa with an emphasis in Philippine music and is serving as Vice President in the Ethnomusicology Association Executive Council.