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CHRISTOPHER STILL joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2007. Before coming to California, he performed as Principal Trumpet of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. He has also held the positions of Associate Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony and Principal Trumpet of the Charleston (SC) Symphony. Additionally, Still has served as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Festival Orchestra in Chicago’s Millennium Park. He has performed with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Portland (ME) Symphony, the Boston Philharmonic, the Vermont Symphony, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in La Coruna, Spain. He has appeared as a soloist with the Colorado and the Littleton (CO) symphonies. He can be heard on recordings with the Grant Park, Dallas, and Albany (NY) symphony orchestras. Still is a dedicated educator and an active clinician.
Having grown up in a musical household, Still originally intended to become a band director and earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Crane School of Music (SUNY-Potsdam). Switching to performance, he received his Master of Music Performance degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston. Still’s teachers have included Charles Schlueter of the Boston Symphony, James Pandolfi of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Vincent Penzarella of the New York Philharmonic. He was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow in 1995 and 1996.
Chris Still lives with his wife, clarinetist Amanda McIntosh. He enjoys distance running, skiing, brewing beer, and training his dogs Cruz and Grette.