DMA Student in Wind Conducting
MM, Texas Tech University
BME, University of North Texas
Christopher Agwu is music educator, conductor, and clinician from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. Christopher serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for his teacher and mentor Steven D. Davis. Prior to attending UMKC, he received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of North Texas where he studied trumpet with John Holt and Keith Johnson and his Master of Musical Arts at Texas Tech University where he studied conducting with Dr. Sarah McKoin.
Between receiving his Bachelor’s degree and his Master’s degree, Christopher taught in the North-Texas area at Plano Independent School District and Lewisville Independent School District. Christopher has stayed active in the marching and pageantry arts since marching with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2003 and the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in 2006 and 2007. The ensembles he has worked with or led have been finalists and/or champions in WGI, BOA, and DCI regional and national competitions.
Christopher strongly believes in the power that music has in creating community among people from all walks of life. Through this belief, he strives to use his love for creating music with others as a way of positively developing himself, developing the ones he creates music with, and developing the ones who get to experience music as audience members.