R. Christopher Teichler, Composer

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Dr. R. Christopher Teichler has been an active musician for over 20 years as composer, conductor, performer, and teacher. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees in Composition from Northwestern University. As a gifted composer, Dr. Teichler has received awards from Wheaton College, the Elmhurst Jazz Festival, WFMT 98.7 FM Chicago, and the National Band Association. His music has been performed by ensembles ranging from middle school band through professional symphony orchestra. His works are published by R.T. Legacy, Alfred Music, Pelican Music Publishing, Kjos Music, TRN Music and BRS Music. As an accomplished conductor, Dr. Teichler has directed numerous ensembles including orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz band, choir, musical theatre, and opera for Wheaton College, Trinity International University, the Round Lake Area Community Band, and West Suburban Community Church. As a respected teacher, he has taught composition, conducting, aural skills, trumpet, and piano, and his experience includes teaching at Wheaton, Trinity, Northwestern University and DePaul University, as well as privately. He is a member of the American Composers Forum, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and the Baptist Church Music Conference. Dr. Teichler is currently Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX). He lives in Fort Worth with his wife and their four beautiful children.