CHRIS EVAN HASS (b. 1993) hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan. His music has been performed across the United States and has recently received international recognition with performances in Taiwan, Belgium, and New Zealand. His music has been performed by ensembles including the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet, and the Third Coast Trombone Choir. His saxophone quartets have been performed at new music festivals including Society for Composers, Inc. conferences and New Music Detroit's Strange Beautiful Music, as well as performances at the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2017 and 2018.
Recently, Chris was announced as the winner of Central Michigan University's Choral Composition Competition for his new piece Hiraeth. His piece Vanquish was also selected as one of the winners of the Cypress Symphonic Band Call for Scores as part of their "Monsters, Myths, Legends, and Heroes" series. Chris won the Donald Sinta Quartet's Annual Call for Scores in 2017 with his piece Volcanic Ash, after being selected as a runner-up the year prior.
Chris holds degrees in Composition from Central Michigan University (M.M.) and Western Michigan University (B.M.). His primary teachers include Evan Ware, David Gillingham, Christopher Biggs, and Lisa Coons.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS
- Duality - Concert Band
- Five Stages of Grief for Unaccompanied Euphonium
- Scorch - Concert Band
- Pitch Black - Concert Band
- Concertino for Baritone Saxophone