Chris McGinty

DMA, Euphonium Performance (ABD)

Technical Sgt. Chris McGinty is a euphoniumist with the Ceremonial Brass, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. A native of Plains, Texas, his Air Force career began in 2019.

Sergeant McGinty completed his Bachelor of Music Education degree under the guidance of Dr. Kevin Wass at Texas Tech University. He then went on to earn his Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas, where he studied with Dr. Brian L. Bowman. Sergeant McGinty is currently in the latter stages of his doctoral studies under the supervision of David Childs.

Hometown:  Plains, TX

High School:  Plains High School

Member of The North Texas Euphonium Quartet:

     -Guest Artist Recitals: Midwest Tuba Euphonium Regional Conference (2013), Baylor University, Oklahoma State University, Sam Houston State University, Eastman School of Music, University of Nebraska at Kearney (2014), Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention (2015), South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (2015), South East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (2015), Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (2015) 

     -Commission and Premiere, Squarauqs (2014) and Quiuq (2015) by Joseph Pinson, Euphonium Quartet

     -Commission and Premiere, Tipping Point (2015) by Patrick Geren, Euphonium Quartet

     -Commission and Premiere, Eyeless in Gaza (2015) by Steven Darling, Euphonium Quartet

Awards and Honors:

     -Commission and Premiere, Sonata for Euphonium (2015) by Dr. David Gillingham, Euphonium Solo with Piano

     -Featured Soloist, Carnival of Venice (Clarke) with Clark Middle School, 2015

     -1st place, MWRTEC Mock Band Euphonium Audition, 2013

     -Feature Soloist, Harlequin (Sparke) with Cedar Park Winds, 2012

     -Finalist, United States Marine Band, "The President's Own" Euphonium Audition, 2011

     -1st Place, ITEC Mock Band Euphonium Audition, 2010

     -2nd Place, ITEC Euphonium Artist Solo Competition, 2010

     -Runner-up, United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Euphonium Audition, 2011

     -Finalist, ITEC Mock Band Euphonium Audition, 2008

Previous Degrees and Universities:

     -Master of Music in Euphonium Performance - University of North Texas, 2011

     -Bachelor of Music Education, Texas Tech University, 2009

Goals: To become and accomplished musician, and to play in a military band.

Hobbies and Interests: Music, Euphonium, Guitar, Writing Music, NTEQ

Favorite quote: Great things can be accomplished if it doesn't matter who receives the credit.

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite non-euphonium-related artist/band/etc.: Dave Matthews Band

Favorite euphonium solo: Harlequin by Philip Sparke