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Biography
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's Young Composer Mentor Project. His works are published by R.T. Legacy, 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 served on the faculties of Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL), DePaul University (Chicago, IL), and Wheaton College Conservatory (Wheaton, IL). He also served as the music director at West Suburban Community Church in Elmhurst, IL. Dr. Teichler is currently Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary School of Church Music (Fort Worth, TX). He resides in Fort Worth with his wife, Sarah, and their four beautiful children.
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