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. Albané─˘s 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. Chris also currently directs the Sound Singers Japanese Choir, the chancel choir at University Temple United Methodist Church, the Chorale at the Music Center of the Northwest, and College Choir at South Seattle College.
Mr. Vincent may be contacted by email at email@example.com.