CHRISTOPHER EVAN HASS (b. 1993) hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan. His music has been performed by the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet, and the Third Coast Trombone Choir. His music has additionally received further performances across the United States and international recognition in countries such as Taiwan and Belgium. His saxophone quartets have been performed at new music festivals including New Music Detroit's Strange Beautiful Music and the Society for Composers, Inc. Region VI Conference, as well as the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition by the Zenith Quartet in 2017.
Recently, Chris was announced as the winner of Central Michigan University's Choral Composition Competition for his new piece Hiraeth, as well as one of the winners of the Cypress Symphonic Band Call for Scores, where his work Vanquish will be premiered as part of their "Monsters, Myths, Legends, and Heroes" series. Chris was also selected as the winner for Donald Sinta Quartet's Annual Call for Scores in 2017 with his piece Volcanic Ash.
Chris received his Bachelor's Degree in Composition from Western Michigan University in 2016. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Composition at Central Michigan University and studies with Jay Batzner. Chris’s primary teachers have also included Evan Ware, David Gillingham, Christopher Biggs, and Lisa Coons.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS
- Phoenix Reborn for Saxophone Ensemble
- Olympian Suite for Brass Quintet
- Hiraeth for chorus
- Restoration for Concert Band