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Chris Brush
Master of Music student in Choral Conducting

Christopher Brush is a conductor, performer and music educator based in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Vocal and General Music Education from Ball State University. Chris will completed the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting, also from Ball State University.  At Ball State, he studied conducting with Douglas Amman, Jeffrey Carter, Jeffrey Pappas, and Duane Karna. 

Over the past ten years, Chris has served as conductor or assistant conductor of the Chesterton Summer Chorus, the Planet Earth Singers, and the Chancel Choir of College Avenue UMC in Muncie, Indiana.  In 2007, he was honored to team with noted performer and Judy Garland scholar John Fricke to present a revue of music from The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz and Wicked at a gala performance for several living members of the cast of MGM’s 1939 film production.  Chris has also served as musical director and pit conductor for a variety of musical theatre productions at the high school, collegiate and community levels.

Chris is currently one of three choral directors at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana, where he helps to lead a comprehensive program of 580 students in eleven choirs.  Previously, Chris was choral director at Chesterton High School in Chesterton, Indiana, where he directed acclaimed concert and show choirs which were noted for their musical excellence, innovative programming and competitive success. 

His performance credits include the Kenny Rogers Christmas and Hits Tour, holiday appearances at the Pentagon, NASA Headquarters and the East Room of the White House, jazz performances with noted artists Ly Wilder and Steve Zegree, the world premiere of Boublil and Schonberg’s “Do You Hear the People Sing?” with Terrence Mann, Lea Solanga and Stephanie J. Block, and the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show.  Chris was previously a member of the professional choral ensembles Cantabile! and Indy Voice Works, and currently performs with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir.  He maintains a select voice studio in Indianapolis, and frequently serves as a clinician and adjudicator for high school music programs and choral competitions throughout the Midwest.