"13" for SATB, Flute and Piano

Composed last year, for Dr. Greg Zielke and the Tabor College Concert Choir. "13" is a musical setting/meditation on the text of Psalm 13. 

The choir produced this video, written and directed by Tabor alum Austin Calam. The video…


The Composer Chris 'Cast

I'm excited to share that my new podcast is ready for the world to hear! The Composer Chris 'Cast will feature discussions on music, the arts, film and TV, philosophy, and more! Guests will frequently join me for discussion. 


Recording: "Hope and a New Dawn"


This past October, I had the privilege of conducting my new band piece Hope and a New Dawn with the Arlington Heights Community Concert Band (Arlington Heights, IL). They recently sent me a recording of the performance, which you can…

"Simple Soliloquy" for Flute and Harp

I am thrilled to have written this piece for my wife and daughter, and thrilled to have a recording of them performing it together! 

Program notes:

A “soliloquy” is literally the idea of talking to oneself. As I was writing

Sarah Teichler Flute Recital, Sept 26th

My better, smarter and more talented half is giving a flute recital at Tabor College on September 26th at 3PM. Included in her repertoire is two of my newest works, where she will be accompanied on harp by our daughter…


New Arrangement: BE THOU MY VISION for flute and harp

Last week was my wife's birthday, and the gift I presented to her was an arrangement of one of her favorite hymns, arranged for her to play with our daughter (I did ask our daughter if she'd agree to this…



For a couple years, I did a podcast called "The Meatball Composer," where I would talk about things that were particularly interesting to me, mostly Bears football! Well, the show has been retooled, and I am now co-hosting the "Bearly…


Coming Soon "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven"

After a brief covid delay, Chorister's Guild will be releasing my anthem Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven sometime in April 2021! 

For SATB and piano, I gave this familiar hymn text a joyous, rhythmic setting in a 10/8…