Chris McGinty

DMA, Euphonium Performance

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