At Georgetown, Chris’ academic work spanned a range of disciplines including American Government, Political Theory, Theology, Musicology and Music Theory. In the Department of Government, Chris worked as a research assistant to Dr. Daniel Hopkins and contributed to scholarly articles on voting behavior, immigration and the news media. Chris’s religious studies have focused on Christianity, including patristic literature, systematic theology and Catholic moral theology. He also completed advanced seminar coursework on Enlightenment music and the late operas of Mozart.
A lover of music, Chris plays the trombone and piano. He was seated as principal trombone in the wind and jazz ensembles at Georgetown. He also owns a set of soprano, alto and tenor recorders on which he enjoys playing baroque and classical works.
In 2013, Chris served as Music Director of Spring Awakening, a production of the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society at Georgetown University. This followed his work as Assistant Music Director on Mask and Bauble’s 2011 staging of Sweeney Todd. Chris has played trombone in the pit orchestra of five musicals, including the Atlantic Coast Opera Festival‘s 2009 production of La Bohème.
Chris hails from Philadelphia, PA, where his father John still lives. His mother Michelle, sister Alyssa and stepfather Bill reside in Mount Laurel, NJ. Chris attended Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, NJ where he graduated as valedictorian of his class.