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Biography
Christopher Stark is currently studying music composition as a doctoral student at Cornell University. Christopher's current teachers include Steven Stucky and Roberto Sierra. Christopher has previously studied at the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin (Summer School 2008), the Cincinnati Conservatory (MM) and the University of Montana (BM). At these institutions and abroad in Vienna, he studied with notable composers Samuel Adler, Michael Fiday, Mara Helmuth, Joel Hoffman, Charles Nichols, David Maslanka and Wolfram Wagner.

Christopher has been selected to attend festivals and courses such as the 2010 Dinosaur Annex Young Composers Festival, the 2009 Composers Conference at Wellesley College, the Music09 Festival in Blonay, Switzerland, the 2008 FUBiS Summer Composition Course in Berlin, the 2007 f(x) Music Miami Marathon, the Music06 Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio, an electronic music forum at Stanford's CCRMA in 2006, two Mountain Computer Music Festivals in 2004 and 2006, and the 2005 Oregon Bach Festival.

Christopher's music has been performed in concert venues across the world from the Neue Synagogue in Berlin to Carnegie Hall. His music has been programmed and performed by such ensembles as Brave New Works, the CCM Wind Symphony, the CCM Philharmonia & Concert Orchestras, Juventas! New Music Ensemble, The University of Montana Symphony Orchestra, The Tipping Point Saxophone Trio, NeXT Ens, and the Festival Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble at Cornell University. Christopher was also the winner of the 2007 Cincinnati Conservatory Orchestral Composition Competition for his electric trombone concerto, Drowning & Shoegazing, which he premiered, as trombone soloist, with the CCM Concert Orchestra in January of 2008.
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