Carmean, Chris

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Chris Carmean


Born: 1974

Country: Findlay OH, USA




Chris Carmean has been an Assistant Band Director and Percussion Instructor in the Pickerington Local School District (Pickerington, OH) since 2001. He teaches students in grades 6-12 at Pickerington High School North, Lakeview Junior High School, and Harmon Middle School.

Originally from Findlay, OH, Chris received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Percussion Performance from Miami University (Oxford, OH) and a Master’s degree in Percussion Performance from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA). He studied percussion with Stanley Leonard, Andrew Reamer, David Fishlock, Richard Jensen, and Dr. William Albin. Chris marched snare drum for two seasons with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps (Casper, WY) in 1994 and 1995.

Following his graduation from Duquesne, Chris served as an adjunct faculty member in the percussion department and performed as an extra percussionist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maris Jansons, including a tour to South America. He has also performed with the New World Symphony (Miami, FL), the Naples Philharmonic (FL), and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Chris is an Associate Musician with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, performing under the baton of Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Junichi Hirokami, Gunther Herbig, and film composer John Williams. He has appeared in concert with Andrea Bocelli and Ben Folds, and performed at the 2011 Bach and Beyond Festival (Fredonia, NY).

Chris is a percussion adjudicator for Ohio Music Education Association Solo and Ensemble and Marching Band Adjudicated Events, serves on the OMEA Adjudicated Events Committee, and is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team and the Flying Musicians Association. In 2018, he earned a Private Pilot’s License and enjoys the opportunity to go flying whenever possible. Chris and his wife, flutist Lindsey Goodman, live in Pickerington, Ohio with their Bichon Frise dog, Jack.[1]

Works for Percussion

Dance Suite - Percussion Quartet - Mallet Quartet
Eine Kleine Soca Musik - Percussion Ensemble 9 -13
Grace•ful - Percussion Ensemble(14)
Just in Case - Percussion Ensemble (13)
TBD - Percussion Ensemble 10-11
What Goes Around Comes Around - Percussion Quartet