Chris Vincent, Artistic Director

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Chris Vincent

Chris holds a master's degree in ethnomusicology and a bachelor's degree in piano performance, both from Florida State University. He has also worked towards his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at the University of Washington.

He lived five years in Japan where he did research and mastered the koto (a traditional 13-string zither), while attending the Tokyo University of Arts and Music. During his time there, he accompanied the Tokyo International Singers and directed the choir at St. Albanís Anglican/Episcopal Church.

In the U.S. he has taught music theory and world music appreciation at the Florida State University, the University of Washington, and the Art Institute of Seattle, and has conducted several choirs and served as a piano accompanist for several area churches and choral ensembles. He is staff accompanist at Cornish College of the Arts and the Music Center of the Northwest, where he teaches sight singing courses and directs the Music Center Chorale. Chris also directs the Sound Singers Japanese Choir, and directs the choir at University Temple United Methodist Church.

Mr. Vincent may be contacted by email at