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CHRISTOPHER DEANE (b. 1957)
Christopher Deane is assistant
professor in percussion at the University of North Texas. Prior to his
appointment with UNT, he was the principal timpanist of the Greensboro Symphony
for nine years and a regular performer as both percussionist and timpanist with
the North Carolina Symphony for ten years. He has performed with numerous
orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra,
Detroit Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra.
Deane's chamber music experience includes performances with the Aeolian Chamber
Players, the Percussion Group Cincinnati, the Mallarme Chamber Players, and the
New Century Saxophone Quartet. He is a founding member of the Philidor
Percussion Group. Recording experience includes the North Carolina Symphony, the
Cincinnati Philharmonia, the Crofut Consort, Mallarme Chamber Players, and the
St. Stevens Chamber Orchestra.
Deane has won both first and second prize in composition from the Percussive
Arts Society. A number of his compositions are considered standard percussion
repertoire and are played internationally. Deane has appeared as a performer,
composer, or clinician at seven Percussive Arts Society International
Conventions. Deane is an Artist/Educator clinician for Innovative Percussion
Company and Sabian Cymbals.