Faculty and Staff
Christopher C. Foster
Assoc Prof Music/Dir of Bands
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Miller Building 003
Department: Performing Arts  
Office Hours: Mon: 1:15-2:15
Tue: 1:15-2:15
Wed: 1:15-2:15

Fri: 1:15-2:15
Phone: 607.(775) 453.8260  
Doctor of Musical Arts: Performance
University of North Texas, December 2007

Master of Music: Performance
University of Nevada, Reno, May 2003

Christopher Foster is the Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Alfred University. He directs the Concert Band, Jazz Band, Brass Choir, and teaches music theory and lessons on wind instruments. Dr. Foster is an experienced musician and teacher. In Texas, he has performed with the University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Trumpet Ensemble and as a freelance musician. In Nevada, he has performed with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Nevada Opera, Reno Jazz Orchestra, the Gordy Brown Show at Harrah’s Casino, and as principal trumpet and soloist for the Ruby Mountain Symphony. He has also been a guest conductor for the Lake Tahoe Music Camp. Prior to his doctoral studies and his appointment at Alfred University, he directed concert, jazz and marching bands in Ely and Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Foster holds Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trumpet Performance and Wind Conducting from the University of North Texas. He has studied trumpet with Larry Engstrom and conducting from A G. McGrannahan in Reno. During his studies at UNT, he studied trumpet with Keith Johnson and John Holt, and conducting with Eugene Corporon and Dennis Fisher. Dr. Foster can be heard on the Klavier label, performing with the University of North Texas Wind Symphony.