(Conductor, CYO Philharmonic)
As an experienced conductor and trumpeter, Chris Schroeder connects and inspires musicians of all ages to achieve their highest level of musicianship, while instilling character traits that transcend rehearsal and performance spaces.
Boston-based musician, Christopher Schroeder is a catalyst for social change through music. As an experienced conductor and trumpeter, he connects and inspires musicians of all ages to achieve their highest level of musicianship, while instilling character traits that transcend rehearsal and performance spaces. As a nationally recognized speaker, Schroeder works with educators and conductors on building classroom culture, refining rehearsal techniques, strategic program development and music and arts-infused curriculum design.
An active conductor and music educator, Schroeder is Music Director for the Cape Youth Orchestra on Cape Cod; Director of Community Engagement & Music Director for Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston; Program Manager and Faculty for Longy School of Music of Bard College’s El Sistema Side by Side orchestra in Cambridge; National Teaching Faculty with the LA Phil and Longy School of Music of Bard College National “Take A Stand” Festival.
Having begun his career as a performer at Walt Disney World, he seeks to create a synergy with audiences through entertaining and participatory programming. Schroeder has experienced the transformative power of project-based, music and arts-infused teaching models first-hand in his work with Conservatory Lab Charter School. Understanding the importance of regular and authentic music experiences for students, Schroeder works with music and arts organizations throughout the Northeast and the nation on collaborations in which his students and music professionals engage in side-by-side rehearsals and performances. As an active speaker, guest clinician, and consultant through Conn Selmer, Schroeder has observed and taught in socially-conscious music programs, in urban settings primarily, across the United States, Europe, and South America and leads professional development sessions for teachers and arts-leaders.