Biography

In the Fall of 2012, Mr. Christensen received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Northern Arizona University, where he studied bass trombone with renowned trombonist and Andover Educator, David Vining.

 

While at NAU, Mr. Christensen performed in several ensembles including the NAU Wind Symphony under the direction of Dr. Daniel Schmidt, NAU Jazz One under the direction of Mr. Joel DiBartolo and, NAU Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Ross.  He also had the pleasure of singing tenor under the direction of Dr. Edith Copley, with the Shrine of the Ages Choir.

 

Since moving to San Jose in summer of 2013, Mr. Christensen has served as brass staff for the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. In summer of 2015, Vanguard Cadets won Drum Corps International’s Open Class Championship as well as the High Brass Title, with Mr. Christensen as Brass Caption Head.

 

Mr. Christensen in his 5th Year serving as Director of Music at Leigh High School, where he conducts Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble. He also oversees The Leigh Marching Band, Winter Percussion, and Winter Guard. Additionally, Mr. C also teaches AP Music Theory.