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Chris Connolly


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Sands Hall 127

Fall 2022 Office Hours
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 9:00 - 10:00am and by appointment 
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Chris Connolly is Lecturer of Low Brass at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. He  has toured the world performing on cruise ships and performed in jazz clubs in New York City, San Juan Puerto Rico and Copenhagen, Denmark. Chris is active as a performer on trombone with the Long Bay Symphony and Opera Wilmington. As an arranger, his music has been performed by a variety of artists, including jazz musicians Mulgrew Miller, Steve Wilson and Bernie Williams, R&B singer Russel Tompkins (Stylistics), beach music singers Maurice Williams and Craig Woolard, and by performers on cruise ships around the world. As a performer, Chris has worked with artists including Frankie Valli, Low Rawls, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops and Bill Mobley and the Smoke Big Band. 


Masters in Music Performance from SUNY Purchase - 2001;
Bachelors in Music Performance from University of Nevada, Reno - 1999

Taching Areas

Low Brass, Jazz Arranging, orchestration, Music Technology

Research Areas

Trombone, Ajzz Studies